“A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.” Isaiah 60:22 KJV
“The smallest family will become a thousand people, and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation. At the right time, I, the LORD, will make it happen.” Isaiah 60:22 NLT
This scripture slapped me in the face today….like….a good kinda slap that…..well……is there a such thing as a good slap????? Okay, never mind (rolls eyes, deep sigh). But it REALLY got my attention (how’s that? Is that better?). I’ve been in a place, lately, that has both tested and taught me patience like I’ve NEVER had to experience it before. Like, I KNOW “it’s” coming, and SOON (God didn’t reveal His definition of soon), but it doesn’t seem soon enough. Now, my “it” isn’t one particular thing, but a few things that God has been preparing, grooming, and shifting me for.
The problem is that, often, when He tells me that something is getting ready to happen, I get like a little kid and become all antsy and anxious….I go straight into, “are we there yet?” mode. Depending on what it is, I get like the child that’s going to have their first piano recital in front of EVERYONE…yep…I get all nervous and what not and try to get out of it. I am learning, however, that running from a gift that God is placing in your hands is just as bad a running from a calling. Now, don’t misunderstand me, I’m not running from the gifts and blessings of God, but I have the incredibly bad habit of deeming myself “not ready” for some of the stuff that He has declared me fit for….and that is kinda like running. I. GOTTA. STOP. THAT!!! And I’m sure you have been, or are, right in this itty bitty row boat with me.
Okay….back to this scripture that tore me up……..I was scrolling through Instagram (like y’all be doin….lol) and came across a post that @realtalkkim made. It was the bottom, or end, of the Isaiah 60:22, “when the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen.” Now, that prompted me to go to the word and read it for myself. In this scripture, God was telling the children of Israel that He would make the smallest family bigger and the smallest group a “mighty nation.” AT THE RIGHT TIME! Whoa!!! Timing is EVERYTHING!
I know for sure that God has a few things that are about ready to come through, full force, in my life. But, what I must take note of is that, if He is allowing my life to shift so drastically, so suddenly, then it MUST be the “right time”. There is no need for me to second guess this one because, it’s not me making the moves….it’s God. He’s calling all the shots and all I need to do is to understand that He got me. He is making some small things big in my life and some tiny things, mighty….but that’s because it’s the right time….His time! God is not going to give me anything that I am not ready for. GOD IS NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU ANYTHING THAT YOU ARE NOT READY FOR!
I have no need to fear, run from, or be anxious for God’s blessings for me. Why??? Because His timing is perfect! Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” So, there’s no need to stress about what time it is, God knows, heck, He’s the time keeper, He’s the time CREATOR; and at the “right time”, He will make it happen. ALL OF IT!!!
Be encouraged and rest, knowing that God knows what He said and when He plans for it to happen.
Love y’all! (I need to be asleep!!!!)