My timing is off, always has been. In most situations, I hardly get to say exactly what I want to say when I need to say it.
Is it just me?
Have you ever been in a situation where you had the perfect response only the moment has passed?
That retort to a rude cashier or clever comeback in a business meeting or even saying thank you.
Yes, even saying thank you.
There have been people that have cycled in and out of my life over the years who have given me so much and I never got a chance to thank them properly.
In doing so, I was reminded of the many people (angels) that had come to me at points in my life when I needed help the most.
One in particular was Ms. Ann, a woman I met my first year in college through my physics professor who invited me to church. Right before I met her, I was starting to worry about my financial state. I worked the summer before and managed to save some much money, but I knew sooner or later it would run out. That moment was quickly approaching, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to do my laundry much longer.
There was no one I could call for help, but I knew how to pray.
And so I did.
Shortly thereafter, I was introduced to Ms. Ann who invited me to her house for Sunday dinner. She said that she, “…understood what it meant to be a poor college student…” then asked if I wanted to do my laundry while we ate.
She asked me.
Who said God doesn’t answer prayers?!
If you put your faith first, God will provide. He always provides. There’s a passage in Psalm that says if you delight yourself in Him, He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4). My heart’s desire wasn’t to do my laundry, my desire was to succeed so that I could be a shining example of His love.
I saw His love in Ms. Ann, and my hope for 2014 and beyond is that someone sees it in me…and you.
While my timing may still be off, I know that it’s not about me, it is and has always been about His time. He gives us what we need when we need it — I believe that.
Trust His timing.
I wish you much success this year with all of your heart’s desires.