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God’s Own Timing

Posted on October 24, 2013 in General Ministry, Management, MMI, Programs, Volunteering | 0 comments

One the most difficult challenges in life is to be patient. We all want things to happen on our timing. We forget that God has a plan and we need to relax and keep doing our part. This is a core component of faith. God places challenges before us, its not so much about the challenge as how we handle the challenges that God wants to see. We serve an awesome God, He is all loving and He also has a great sense of humor. He is prepared to help us in any way, but the timing of this help is His.

Working in service for others is very difficult. It's not for everybody, but those that choose to go this course realize that flexibility and the ability to stay focused on the task at hand is paramount to success. It is very easy to get frustrated when you see the level of suffering and pain and all you want to do is fix it now. Sometimes you can, but yet other times you have to develop a plan and work toward accomplishing the goals to get where you can help them. The great thing is that when you have to work harder to accomplish this task, you appreciate it even more when you achieve success. I like to think of it as God saying, “Good job, I knew you could do it!”

We must never lose focus that this journey we are on is really a tryout for God and He wants to see how we use the gifts He has given us. Each one of us has received a blessing that is just waiting to be put to use, how this happens is up to you. To accomplish this, you need to be prepared to come out of your comfort zone and be willing to be flexible. There will be many obstacles, some that are quite difficult, and the journey may be long. The great news is that the reward at the end is priceless. You can do this, and never forget that everything happens on God's clock, not yours!

We are in the same position at MMI. There are so many people that need our help, and we want to help them now! The only thing keeping this from happening is money and volunteers. The team is faithful and working hard to get our message out to others. Sometimes it takes a lot longer than we want and it also causes us to worry that we may not be able to reach all those that are seeking our help. We must be patient and realize that God has this and we just need to stay focused on the roles He expects us to play. It's all on His clock and when He delivers, we will celebrate how great is our God!