Timing

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Spirit-Wind living doesn’t only have an element of unpredictable direction, this life also includes unpredictable timing

 

Yet as humans, we are very concerned with time, aren’t we?

 

The specific minute of our birth is recorded and, from that moment on, our lives revolve around hours, days and years. Granted, some of us are less regimented than others, but our entire life revolves around time.

 

As His follower, He desires that we give Him even this very intregal part of our everyday lives: our time.

 

God’s definition of time’s importance doesn’t quite equate with ours, huh?  He gets everything done “on time” and yet, isn’t concerned about the specific minute it happens like we are. 

 

Although the Father lets His people in on the future (Amos 3:7), He usually doesn’t clue us in to the specifics of the timing

 

For instance:

 

  • God promised Abram a son. But, it was at least 15 years before Isaac was born.
  • God promised a land to the Israelites. But it was about 40 years before they began living there.
  • God promised the world a Savior through the prophet Isaiah. But it would be over 760 years before Jesus actually tabernacled among us (Isaiah 9:6-7).

 

Time links us to the physical dimension, not the spiritual one.

 

And because God is Spirit (John 4:24), He is always directing our sight into the unseen rather than the one our eyes can see (2 Corinthians 4:18). Concern and worry over the specific time of an occurrence keeps us bound to this world. A mind set on the physical is not a spiritual life because it is not living on faith (Romans 8:6-8). (And we know that “whatever is not from faith is sin,” right?- Romans 14:23). 

 

Think about the hurricane globe that we talked about. Symbolizing our soul’s emotions and thoughts, our soul has the option of either relying on spiritual information or upon fleshly details. At any given moment, our soul can rely on the Presence of the Spirit within or upon what we can see and hear in the physical realm. 

 

If we truly desire to be Spirit-Wind walkers, then we must allow the Father to renew our viewpoint on time. For me, this is one of the most counter-intuitive parts of the spiritual walk. After all, with God “a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day” (2 Peter 3:8).

 

Patience is a spiritual virtue because it puts timing into God’s Hand. Accepting His timing is the ultimate in faithing Him. On the other hand, impatience and worry are huge, red flags that we are still living a flesh-driven life.

 

Just think: Jesus Himself didn’t and still doesn’t know the timing of His final return (Matthew 24:36). Yet, He doesn’t care.  He leaves the decision of timing up to God, knowing that God will make the best choice for all involved. 

 

Are you willing to have Him renew your mind to live according to His time table?

 

I admit to you, it’s one of my greatest challenges. 

 

But, as I glimpse the bigger picture, I can see how it’s also our greatest freedom.

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