Somebody I know got promoted recently. But, before he did, he was stuck in the same position for several years. His salary soon became grossly inadequate to cater for his personal, and family’s needs. And to worsen his problems, there was no job opportunity for him in his locality, and he couldn’t relocate to another, because of some family exigencies. I am therefore not surprised that he lagged behind in some vital areas of life.
Out of frustration one day, he made up his mind to look for work elsewhere no matter what. But, he was warned in the Spirit to stop, as the consequences of his action could ruin him. However, he was assured that his time would come someday if he is patient enough. With this assurance firmly etched on his mind, he began to appreciate his situation, keep his cool, keep doing good, and keep trusting God.
At some point, his employer recruited somebody to occupy the position he had been angling for all the while. As if that was not enough, he was also instructed to mentor the new employee, and ensure she settled down on time. To some of his friends, that was a direct slap on his face, and they urged him to frustrate her. But, he said no, instead, he assisted and encouraged her the best way he could.
In next to no time, the new employee resigned her appointment for family reasons, and her position became vacant and up for grabs. At that time, some of his colleagues implored him to apply for the position because they believe his time has come! So, he applied for it, and he was shortlisted for an interview. Other applicants were shortlisted too!
He arrived at the venue of the interview on time to review his strategies, and pray. As he was about to go in for it, Exodus 4:12 popped up in his mind. It says: “Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say”. By this passage, he knew God was at work on his behalf! The interview went on very well, and he netted the job. Now, he can take care of his family, pay his bills, and help humanity better than before to the glory of God.
Friend, I am presenting this same God to you once again today. He loves you so much (John 3:16), and He wants to help you (Isaiah 41:10). Moreover, He wants to make you comfortable at all costs (Isaiah 45:2-3). Please, remember He can do all you can ever ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). Friend, your time has come!
If you are jobless, He will give you a good job if you take delight in Him (Psalm 37:4); your time has come! Your poor health is receiving divine attention right now (Jeremiah 30:17); your time has come! Are you single and lonely, and do you wish to get married? If you do, then rejoice, for God will give you your better half before long (Psalm 84:11); your time has come!
Are your children behaving badly these days? If they are, just hold your peace because God will save them (Isaiah 49:25); your time has come! Are you bereaved? If you are, please wipe away your tears for joy is on the horizon (Psalm 30:5); your time has come! Is your land riddled with sin, and is it very harsh lately? If it is, simply join others to pray, and God will heal it at the end of the day (2 Chronicles 7:14); your time has come!
Friend, please continue to pray fervently to God concerning your situation, put your trust in Him too; He will direct your paths (Proverbs 3:5-6), and do everything possible to settle all your needs (Isaiah45:2, Isaiah 43:19), in Jesus name. Amen.
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu