John 7:6 Waiting For The Right Time

Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do.” John 7:6

Impatience is something that a lot of people have while they have to wait for something. Nearly everyone wants something and they want it right away. It cannot get there fast enough.

The wisdom of man thinks that now is the time for things to happen. Instead of looking at the bigger picture and timing of everything, all one does is look at immediate, personal desires or the situation in the moment. Things often get rushed and end up leading to disaster.

Due to leaders wanting to kill Jesus, the disciples urged Jesus to leave the area of Galilee. Jesus said He could not go, because His time had not come to leave.

Waiting is difficult and even more difficult when there is a high possibility of danger involved. Unless someone is a procrastinator, most do not like to wait. People like to keep moving and keep the action going forward. Things cannot occur fast enough.

God works on a larger time table of eternity. Although man is finite here on this earth, God is looking at the larger picture of eternity.

He is willing to wait for the perfect time for an event to occur, regardless of how long it may take. And in reality, even if it takes a thousand years, it is just a slight moment in light of eternity.

It is common among believers to have the same mindset as the world does–needing things or to move right now.

Instead of jumping ahead of God, a believer must be willing to wait on His timing. Being patient and waiting will allow for the perfect time to come and things to work out better than could ever have been expected.

There is probably something that you are waiting on God for and desire it right now. Instead of fretting and fearing it will be too late, put your trust in His timing.

God has a reason for causing you to wait. He is waiting for the perfect timing of everything to be set up right to meet that need, move you forward or to stop something.

Realize that God is working on an eternity timetable, not the temporary one of this earth. While you are waiting, God will not allow anything to occur to you that is not in His plan for your good.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will trust God’s timing in your life; that you will wait for God’s direction to move; that you will not fear what man can do, but trust God’s protection; and that God will reveal His plans for you in the right time.

John 7:6 Only At The Right Time

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Therefor Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do.” John 7:6

The Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was occurring in Judea. The disciples wanted Jesus to go to the festival in order to do miracles and present Himself to the world. Jesus did not want to go at the time, because He said it was not the right time to do that…yet.

Timing is very important. Yet, many people ignore timing of things in their lives.

When farmers plant their crops, they must do it at the right time. If they plant to early, the plants will not begin to grow. If they plant to late, the plants will not be able to grow enough. Many people try to grow a garden and do not keep in mind the timing of when to plant or when to harvest the food.

Businesses must be aware of the right timing to sell certain items. Selling notebooks and pencils must be done at the right time. If a store sets the out to be sold in June, they will not sell many, because people are not in the mindset to purchase those items. School is over and it is the wrong time. They look to buy those items in late summer, getting ready for school again.

God has a timetable of when things should occur. Because He knows the past, present and future of every person on this earth, He knows the best time for everything to happen. The disciples may never have understood why Jesus did not go right away to the festival, but Jesus did. He was following what His Father wanted Him to do and in His Father’s timing, not His own.

There will come times when you will ask God to do something for you, a healing, provision, or some other provision in your life. God may hold off for a time, because it is not the right time or He may do it right away. It is to be done at the right time.

Or God may put it in your heart that someday you may do something specific, but not right away. He wants you to wait for the right time to start. God will guide you when the time is right to begin, if you allow Him to do so.

Wait on God’s perfect timing for everything. Trust His timing.

I pray today that you will trust God’s guidance in your life; that God will show you His time for everything in your life; that you will only move in God’s timetable; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.