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 marries him would automatically be a mother.
I thought to myself, “he’s either just crazy in love or crazy on something”. I didn’t believe him for a second. I’m 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 the 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.T
The Lord will arise and have mercy on 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 yours? 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.