Last month I asked you if you thought God works generally or specifically in our lives. I told you that I see God move very specifically in my life and in our church. And then I shared that God showed us an example of his specific work by having our new target of submitting our plans to the County to land on March 8th, my birthday, and the target date of breaking ground on May 4th, land on our anniversary Sunday.
Well, March 8th came and went with no submission to the County. Our plans are delayed from the modular company that we are using. And since March 8th came and went, it is pretty much guaranteed that May 4th will come and go and we will not have broken ground yet. So was I wrong? Does God not work specifically in our lives? Was God’s encouragement to me of the dates to submit and break ground something I just dreamed up in my head?
Maybe the encouragement that I gave last update, to trust that God is working specifically in your life was something you really needed to settle into and apply to your life. Or maybe the greater lesson of seeing that when God doesn’t work exactly like we thought he would work, we can still trust him, is really the lesson God is wanting to teach us.
So many deadlines have come and gone that I feel embarrassed to even talk about them. I don’t like having people disappointed in me. But I’m going to keep sharing the deadlines and goals so that you can walk this journey with me, because these are lessons I think God wants us all to learn.
There is a song that Rhonda will be introducing Sunday called Goodness of God. The chorus says, “All my life you have been faithful. All my life you have been so, so good. With every breath that I am able, I will sing of the goodness of God.” God is good. Goals and deadlines will be met in God’s timing, the buildings will be built, and they will be built in spite of me, not because of me. All the glory goes to God. I get discouraged sometimes, just like you. But we all know that God is good, and we can sing of that goodness no matter what circumstances we face.
Waiting on God’s perfect timing.