He has made everything beautiful in its time. Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived

On the subject of time, God is eternal and not bound by time and its constraints.  Also, His timing is perfect, so He is never in a rush.  On the contrary, we as humans are aware of every tick of the clock.  We are driven by schedules and restricted by those 24 hours a day.  Time is our most precious commodity—like a non-renewable resource.  We might add more money or invest more effort to a particular situation; but, no matter how many things we need to accomplish, we have the same amount of minutes each day to get a task done before that deadline.

The patriarch Moses asked God for wisdom in order to use his time wisely.  Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.  (Psalm 90)  We should follow this example, asking God to help us balance projects well so we don’t rush through the important stuff and don’t waste time on worthless pursuits.

What about the daily battles between running out of time and having to wait on something or somebody?  Flights are delayed, traffic is backed up, more information is needed, another trial must be made, etc.  We find it extremely difficult to wait, and “now” is when we want most everything.  In response to our prayers, God asks us to wait many times.  He understands our frustrations, but He will make things fall into place at the perfect moment.  We have experienced some of those “at the last minute” events at IMM during 2013 when projects and personnel have come together at just the right time!

Let’s trust God more and rest in His perfect timing.  He has shown His mastery of the world and its events throughout the past, and He will do it again.

He has all the time in the world and all the world in His hands.