Sometimes I just want to know when it’s going to happen! ‘It’ can be many things. The believers in Acts were just like me. They asked Jesus when He was going to set up His kingdom. Jesus replied, (paraphrased by me), “None of your business! BUT you do have plenty of business to tend to. So get going!”
I spend too much time thinking about the future. My time would be much better spent doing something that is useful NOW. Timing is God’s business, not mine. Jesus said, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority.” Acts 1:6-8
I am more convinced today, than ever, that God has a plan for my life. I don’t need to know the timing of everything. As a matter of fact, I’m better off not knowing. I know what I need to know. Jesus has a job for me to do. His Holy Spirit dwells within me giving me the ability to do what He has called me to do. He has given me the same job He gave the believers in Acts. I am to be His witness wherever I am today and whatever I am doing today.
Timing is God’s business. Even Jesus’ birth, death, burial and resurrection was a predetermined plan of God the Father, carried out at the perfect time. Acts 2:23
So today, let’s mind our own business! Let’s be busy sharing the wonderful news of God’s grace and love for each and every one of us. And when tempted to figure out the timing of events, whisper to the Father, “I trust you with this. I know you will bring it to pass according to your plan.”