Have you ever been in a transition period in your life? What am I kidding. Of course you have. It’s called life. We constantly find ourselves stuck in the middle between where we used to be and where we are going to eventually end up. It can be a period of uncertainty. It could be the time between jobs. It could be the time between graduating from college and going into the business world. It could be the time between being married and settling down and starting a family.
I think we can all agree that in times like these there is a feeling of angst. We suddenly find ourselves trapped in a period of waiting. Waiting for a phone call about that job we applied for. Waiting for the test results to come back on that scan we had a week ago. Waiting for our prayers to be answered. Waiting on God to move on our behalf.
There is only one problem with that last one. You see the whole concept of waiting on God constitutes that God is somehow a prisoner of time. But that just isn’t true. God is outside of time. God created time. God is not subject to time. Time is subject to Him.
It is hard for us to grasp this concept since all we have known since the beginning of our existence here on earth is this concept of time. We have always measured our life by time. We refer to it by years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, and seconds. From the very moment we are born the clock has started.
Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church put this concept into perspective when he said “God doesn’t speak to your today from your current situation, because He’s already been in your tomorrow.” God doesn’t wait, like we do, for things to happen. He doesn’t get surprised or shocked or caught off guard. God doesn’t get caught up in the past. He isn’t confined to the present. He doesn’t look forward to the future. God sees it all. Past, present, future at the same time. Because time doesn’t control God, He controls time.
So the next time you find yourself caught in a period of transition and you’re waiting on God. Stop your waiting and start moving. Take heart that God has taken care of your today because He has already been to your tomorrow.