Greetings to the New Life Nation!
Each and every day I find myself either stuck in traffic, delayed by traffic or watching others hurry through traffic in order to get to their desired location. In midst of the perils of obstinate and angry drivers, I see people literally push their way into traffic regardless of the space or how it may inconvenience others in the process. Then there is the proverbial person that drives like a maniac going 25-30 miles over the speed limit just to come to yet another traffic jam or bottle-neck of drivers who all have the same ambition. Everybody wants to get somewhere and we want to do it on our time and in our own way. But, have you ever stopped to think for a moment that perhaps it’s not the traffic; perhaps it’s the route that you’re taking? Well, maybe you’re saying, “I’ve changed routes, but it’s still the same result.” Then that simply says thatyour timing may be off.
In life, I’ve discovered that it’s not always the other people or the other things in life. It simply might not be your time yet.Oftentimes, we attempt to hurry things, only to find out that if we waited a little bit longer, things may have gone better. A wise poet once stated, “Our patience will achieve more than our force ever will.” This is a theme I’m doing my best to adopt. In fact, it was King David that said, “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say on the Lord!”(Psalm 27:14)
Certainly, we must all use godly wisdom while we wait. But, please ensure that you don’t fall victim to substituting the “legitimacy and wisdom of waiting for a license to “procrastinate.” Procrastination is not the answer. No, seize the moments that God allows you to encounter, but wait for God to yield the results that you so eagerly desire. So, the next time you’re in traffic, stuck, or in that mood of feeling like you’re not moving fast enough in life, simple say to yourself,“It Might Not Be My Time Yet!”
Now, think on these things….
Yours in Christ,
“Impacting Lives for the Cause of Christ!”
Kedric L. McKnight
Rev. Kedric L. McKnight is the founder and Senior Pastor of the New Life Bible Fellowship Church. Weekly he shares motivational articles and insights with members and friends,