His timing is perfect. We say that all the time. To live it is another story.
I have had two what I consider major life dealings wake me up to His timing recently. I pressed for them. Prayed for them. Yet still God said not yet.
In both situations, once I walked away from the emotion I had about His decision, I could see clearly why God was saying "not yet".
Getting God's not right now isn't easy. When I read yesterday's Jesus Calling it was like all the words in the book moved around to form this message just for me. "Much, much stress results from your wanting to make things happen before their times come." Hi Niecy.
I have really been focusing on the "moment by moment" statement. I'm a big picture kind of gal. Give me a glimmer of hope, and I'll dream up the whole moon and stars, heaven and earth. There's nothing wrong with having big hope, only when you allow the moments to disappoint you when they don't add up to the big dream. This moment by moment business takes choosing in every moment to be grateful for that moment. To not constantly be trying to figure out what that moment means in the grand scheme of things. To just be grateful for the moment. The simple small moment.
With this I am gaining new hope and excitement to see what God does once He strings all these moments together. I'm excited for this new perspective along the journey. Life is such a great teacher.