“I don’t think the way you think.
The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
God’s Decree. Isaiah 55:8
2 Peter 3:8-9
“ But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
In all things give thanks!
It’s exactly 10 days to my birthday so I’m challenging myself for the next 10 days to share everything God has done for me the past year (if I can sum it all up in 10, it’d be great), i want to develop an attitude of gratitude towards God.
I was sitting today; just thinking and reflecting. I realized that throughout the year, I’ve said and complained a million times about how rough and extremely hard 2019 has been for me. In all that, i failed to recognize that though i have my own timing of how and when i would have liked things to happen in my life, God has His perfect timing on when and how He wants things done.
I can list multiple things i have been waiting on God to do in my life, but I can also list countless things He has done for me just this year. I have sadly been quite ungrateful to Him. 😔
6 years ago, my prayer to Him was to be able to obtain my BSc degree, but instead He gave me my AS in science. This year i expected my amazing first job out of college with a wonderful compensation so i could also honor and bless my parents for all their sacrifice(They have been beyond amazing and selfless, i cant imagine having any other Mum or Dad. My parents have been a blessing to me with their time, money…even tears, but thats another post for another day) , and instead I got handed my Engineering Degree. The truth is, because I was so focused on what I needed from Him at the time, I failed to realize I had received an answered prayer this year.
6 months after a long and completely depressing summer, I started working. But not where I wanted, or doing what I wanted to do, but it was a job in my area of expertise. Then again, I did not realize that, because I was hell bent on what I expected my job to look like, not even being grateful enough to realize, heck it was a job!! But enough of me let me share another persons perspective.
In the Bible, there was a man named Joseph. He was described literally as the perfect man, came from the family line of King David. I mean this man was it! He was even getting married the right way, and what not.
But see, even with Him God interrupted His plans with the perfect storm, of his virgin wife being with child, while they were engaged. The order of events just wasn’t right. I’m sure he’d planned to have a child after they’d gotten married and all, but here comes the child way ahead of time. Little did he know who this child was and what a blessing it’d be. But at the moment; Joseph like myself couldn’t see beyond what was happening and wanted to get rid of the situation because that’s not how his plan/life was supposed to look like.
I’m sure many of us can relate. That’s why on this first day, I want to say thank you God. I cannot say He hasn’t answered any of my prayers because I’m clearly living through it. And i believe all other things shall fall into place according to His timing for my life.