The Set Time

I met Adey for the first time in November 2004 – Thanksgiving.  So you can imagine that thanksgiving is very special for us. That was a God set-up and it was His set time.

Adey asked  “tell me something about yourself that you would normally not reveal on first date”.

I took a deep breath and shared with him 2 things I wont otherwise reveal about myself to a man I hardly know. Those 2 things were 1, I was divorced, 2, I was  unable to conceive in the 5 years duration of that marriage.

I went further to share my fear of not being able to get pregnant in the future.  Adey told me that God told him years ago that he will be a father and whoever married him would automatically be a mother.

I thought to myself, “he’s just crazy in love or crazy on something”. I didn’t believe him for a second, I am not some teenager that would believe any word coming out of this “stranger”.

Regardless, his words were comforting to me. Simply because that was the first time any man had ever said that to me. They usually legged it after that day; all talk of the future ends there.

After 3 children, 2 miscarriages, and many years of trying to figure God out. After many doubts, tears, joy and gratitude, after many rejoicing and God proving Himself that He is indeed a covenant keeping God.

You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her;                         the appointed time has come. Psalm 102:13

I know that there is a SET TIME for God to bless you and I. We will never figure out when that time is but you must choose to believe that SET TIME is now. The bible says that He will appear like a thief in the night, we the bride of Christ must be ready. Are you ready?

The blind man by the pool had a set time, Hannah had a set time, Sarai had a set time, and Ruth had a set time. You also have a set time.

I know there is a SET TIME, just because I can’t figure it out doesn’t mean that it won’t happen. Our part is to believe that He is able to do that which man cannot do. He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. We must put our trust in Him and believe that He is a good God (Mark 10:18) and there is no wickedness in Him.

We must choose to believe that regardless of the fact that we see in the physical realm, that He is the invincible God that does visible things and nothing is impossible for Him.

Whatever you are believing God for; maybe for fruit of the womb, spouse, family restoration, healing, financial breakthrough, what-so-ever it may be. There is a SET TIME for that need to be met, for that problem to come to an end.

I am declaring over you and coming in to agreement with you that your SET TIME is NOW, not tomorrow. The Lord will arise and have mercy over you, He will favor you to the annoyance of those who hate you. He will bless you for His name’s sake.

I refuse to believe that a loving God would choose to do what He is capable of doing today in 10 years time. We have a responsibility to ensure our hearts are right towards Him to ensure there are no obstacles to God’s loving-kindness to us. Our obligation is to keep Him first in spite of what our eyes see, our minds think and what others say!. His truth will forever trump facts.

But are you ready for your SET TIME? What are the things you are doing in preparation for your SET TIME? What words are you confessing over your situation pending the time you see the manifestation? What company are you keeping while waiting? Evil company will corrupt!  Or are you just after the gift and not the giver? God will not be mocked.

In trying to understand and figure out God, I have learned some things on the way. Time and Seasons; when you are desperately believing God for a miracle, you want it like yesterday. The last thing you want to learn about is time and seasons. Even I‘ve had to learn that there is a time and season that God chooses to bless us. While we don’t know exactly when we must remain focused on Him and be expectant.

The blind man made sure he was by the road side, Hannah cried before God and was in church when the prophet agreed with her in prayer, Abram left his family behind and also parted ways with Lot. Ruth prepared to have her time with the king. I left my comfort zone behind in London in pursuit of my blessings.

What are you doing differently to get to your destination? God will forever do his own part, are you doing your part? If you are not moved by your situation, then don’t expect God to be moved.

Your time and your season are in God’s hands and He has not forgotten you.

About Buky

Buky is a ''Desperado after God". She is married to Adey and together they are raising 3 amazing children. She is a natural encourager & she loves to share practical experiences with others. She enjoys writing, reading, dabbling in stock trading, hanging out with friends and serving the body of Christ.

20 Comments

  1. Your time and your season is in God’s hands and He has not forgotten you. http://t.co/Oi2VRleP

  2. I love ur new picture! This article ministered to me. Truly there is a set time for every miracle we expect from God. Staying in one’s comfort zone truly can prolong the waiting period. What may also prolong is not letting go of the past i e not forgiving all those who have hurt you and not forgiving yourself. When the set time arrives, that is when we are able to do some retrospection and realise that every experience, problem, hurdle, disappointment we faced have shaped us and we have gained strength to carry on in this journey called ‘life’.

  3. Happy “Meeting Anniversary”! I rejoice with you and I thank God for you and your family:)

  4. Bomi – I thank God for you Sis, we have come a long way from being online friends to real-life buddies!

    Wishing you and yours a happy thanksgiving.

    Love always!

  5. Ekundayo, Thank you for the compliment! My husband took that picture and I love it too. I guess I am going to start taking more pictures now.
    Aha yes! Everything we’ve been thru is all part of God’s plan. Regardless of the fact that they may have been painful experiences, none of it is a surprise to God.

    I look back on all of my life and I am thankful that not only did i go thru stuff but I learned from it.

    “though I may not like the different roads and path life has taken me thru I have come to appreciate them afterwards” – Buky Ojelabi.

    Love you girl. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Hello Aunty Buki, Thanks so much for this insightful and soul lifting post. I re read this so many times over. Would be back to do a more thorough writeup. Cheers Ma’am

  7. This is very uplifting. Thank you. May God bless you and yours. Amen.

  8. Many thanks,I was truly blessed by this! Our expectations shall not be cut short in Jesus name,amen! Stay Blessed

  9. Wow! I’m totally blessed reading this. Thanks Buky

  10. Buky – I am reaching out and hugging you virtually right now…you are a friend in my head in Christ, and this post here spoke volumes to me! Yes there is a time, a set time, His time, not our time. He makes all things BEAUTIFUL in HIS OWN TIME, not our time. He holds our future in His hands. Whatever He decrees comes to PASS at THE APPOINTED time. The biggest challenge we as human minds have is waiting on the Him for His SET Time. May God grant us the fortitude, strength, wisdom to wait for His Time and to WAIT WELL!

    THANK YOU FOR THIS POST. You spoke to my soul, you spoke to my being, you spoke to my core. I am waiting for His SET time for one or things i am believing Him for, and I know that the Time is fast approaching, because when i look back and see His goodness in my life, i can’t help but to keep moving forward and believing.

    Thank you again, and Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! May bless you and what you are doing through this blog.

    ps: Funny you wrote this post on the 15th, and i just received it in my inbox today – talk about the appointed Time huh? lol!!

    Uche

  11. Izzi, Thank God this is ministering to you on so many levels. Its a joy to have you as part of the Bukville family!

  12. nmbw – What a blessing you are for taking time to read it.

  13. Hi Lara, my awesome friend! Always great to read your fb post, keep them coming!

  14. Uche, Awwww Love, love you too.

    Waiting – Ah yes can be a tough one atimes. There is so much wisdom in waiting, even though our flesh wants to fight it. God want us to grow into maturity and not be babies. While waiting revelation come, our inner man is renewed and built up. When we wait on God we give him the permission to do the work that only Him can do. We learn to trust and have faith in Him. We learn to know His voice and He prepares us for the battle ahead.

    I know His plan for you is better than you have for yourself, and He is a reward of those who diligently seek Him.

    As you wait on Him, He will not put you to shame.

    Thanksgiving was awesome. We spend it with a group of wonder friends, a great time of fellowship!

  15. Thank you for stopping by, hope you’ll come again!
    For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. (Hab 2:3)

  16. Thank you!!!

    I couldn’t sleep, so I came here, looking for a word and I’m glad I did.
    My fav line is
    “I refuse to believe that a loving God would choose to do what He is capable of doing today in 10 years time.”
    It’s 1:33 am and I’m going to sleep easy, knowing that there is a set time.

    You’re amazing!
    As soon as my exams are over, I’m paying you a long overdue visit.

    See you soon!

  17. This is proof that God is ever so mindful of us. This is a powerful post, a testimony and a daughter showing off her big loving powerful infinitely loving Daddy. I’m so glad He’s my Daddy too.

  18. Hey Sis! I have missed your lovely voice.
    So glad God ministered to you thru this post.
    I am rooting for you in your exams. You have the mind of Christ (1Cor2:16)
    I’m Looking forward to catching up soon.

  19. So glad we have the same Father – Daddy God.

  20. This post has encouraged me.To be frank, every December 31st leaves me depressed because instead of looking forward to new achievements, I just keep on remembering my failures. I shall be 40 in a few days time. I have never had a boyfriend, am not doing well in my career and it honestly seems as if nothing is going well for me. I want to believe that my set time is now and not 10- 15 years down the line. I know that God knows the desires of my heart and he shall surely bring them to pass but the waiting has been so long. I pray that he shall make everything beautiful in his own time.

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