HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
As we said at the top of this message, I believe that learning how to be patient with the Lord, and learning how to wait for His perfect timing to make certain things happen in your life is one of the most frustrating things in our walk with Him.
The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit will sometimes tell us things to come before they actually come. And when God gives you a direct word that a specific thing will occur in your life sometime down the road, you can get really impatient while waiting for it to come to pass.
Your flesh will really act up and try to get its own way, and it will try and get you to make it happen before God is ready to bring this event into your life. When your flesh starts to act up and try to get you to move before God is ready, you have to learn how to override it with self-control, which is one of the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit.
If you listen to your flesh and try to make it happen before God is ready to release this event into your life, you could seriously jeopardize this event from ever coming your way from the Lord.
Again, this timing aspect that God has in His ways and personality is something that we have to strictly abide by. If God is totally perfect and we are not, then God will always know best as to not only what He will want to bring into our lives, but He will always know best as to when to bring those certain things into our lives.
In the fast-paced world in which we all now live in, our flesh has really become spoiled to a certain degree.
That is why so many of us get impatient when we do not get our order fast enough at a fast-food restaurant, or get checked out fast enough at the grocery store. How many times have you seen people start to grimace, squirm, and moan when things start to slow down more than usual in a check outline?
The fast pace of our world today has so many of us mentally wired, that we end up getting too angry and impatient when things do not go as fast as we think they should.
That is why when God tries to work the quality of patience into us by making us wait for certain things, it can be a bit painful and stressful at times, as we are not used to doing it in the type of fast-paced world we live in today.
But God will not let this world, the things in it, or the way it wants to run itself mess with His divine plans for our lives and how He will want to run our lives.
God’s ways and timings are absolutely perfect – and no man and no fallen world is going to tell Him how to sovereignly run things, both with our world and our own individual lives.
So the sooner you can understand this aspect of God’s personality, the sooner you can get with His program for your life, and from there, learn how to have the patience for the things He will want to do and bring into your life.