Have you ever wanted something so bad? You tried so hard to make it work but it just wasn’t working. So you get frustrated and get down. You can’t figure out why it isn’t working. You’ve prayed continually. You’ve been patient. Yet, you haven’t gotten anywhere. You feel like you are following your heart and that it is in God’s will for you to reach this goal. Yet, it seems like God is making you wait for something that he could put in motion in mere seconds. But why isn’t he?
Maybe God really does want you to achieve that goal, get that job, or receive healing. However, His good and perfect timing is usually a lot different from ours. Maybe there’s some obstacles in our path that God foresees but we aren’t aware of. Maybe we need to overcome those obstacles before we get to where we want to be. Or maybe God just doesn’t think it is the right time.
Further, there’s another possible explanation. What if God doesn’t really want that for us? He very well might have something completely different planned for us. Maybe it’s something we never would have previously considered. Maybe He has a better way of bringing a blessing to you or wants you to bless someone else. What if He is testing your faith and wants you to take the proverbial road less travelled? The path might be rough but the blessings will be great! God could be stretching our comfort zones, asking us to do a task that would require a lot of courage on our part.
All in all, we can’t give up. We might have to let go of our wants and change our plans but, in the end, it is for the better. God knows what is best for us, even if we think we should be taking another path. Keep a strong faith, pray diligently, and trust that God will lead you where you need to be. Don’t be afraid to follow your goals and dreams but also listen to what the Spirit is telling you.