God’s Own Timeline

Updated on July 5, 2018
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The author is a passionate writer motivated in sharing her thoughts.

The Truth Behind Every Struggle

Everyone experiences challenges while working hard for a goal. But it’s not a matter of whoever has more difficulty. It’s about how we handle ourselves during those times. And this is where God comes through in a timely way. If you don’t really feel good because of what you are going through, tell him. Admitting the truth is not a sign of weakness.

Rather than wallowing into your problems, you should look for things that can relieve you of unhappy thoughts. I’m not talking about stress-eating or too much hanging out. What I mean is in these times, the more you are in a tug-of-war sort of situation, the more you should go deeper in prayer. Be steadfast in your faith with Jesus. I can keep on saying these things to you, but you have to believe that God is working out his plans to reveal a better future for you and without seeking him, you won’t have the wisdom to realize that.

Your breakthrough is on the way. Don't be discouraged if things are not working out right now. God is working it all out behind the scenes. It may not come when you want, but trust that it will be right on time, because our God is an on time God.

— Germany Kent

Why God’s Timeline Doesn’t Always Match Ours

It’s that usual saying, ”Be patient at all times” but it’s more than that. What God really wants us to know is that those detours we encounter along the way are just setbacks for us to experience and learn from. But you also have to be honest with yourself. Consider this as an opportunity to seek him further. You have to believe his words and his works and rather than becoming desperate for worldly teachings, become desperate to learn more of what God can do in your life because our breakthrough comes from him.

Do not look for extravagant signs and wonders, nor test him. He has better plans for you. So when you pray, always ask him to guide and lead you. Do not push him to give you what you want, because he will definitely give it to you. The only difference is that in the end, you will suffer the consequences. It’s like when you unwittingly spend all the money you have never really worked hard to earn, and then you lose it all in the blink of an eye. The same thing can happen to you if you keep questioning him over something that does not match his timeline. You wouldn't want that, would you?

God is telling you to wait, but not in vain.
God is telling you to wait, but not in vain.

God Knows What’s Best For You

God wants the best for you. And when he’s on the process of getting you there on the pedestal, do your best to be cooperative. Don’t be distracted by the ungodly principles of the world because it brings you more doubt and confusion that will lead to envy by comparing your situation with the success of others. Believe in the power of prayer because you are establishing a personal communication with God through it. Seek him through Jesus and ask instead for the Holy Spirit to come to your life so he may lead you to understand what is right and what is uncalled for, and to avoid being deceived through manipulation. The Bible is one of the best tools to start with, so I want to share with you some uplifting passages for encouragement:

1. Faith in Action

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. - Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬

2. Present Suffering and Future Glory

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. - ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:28‬

3. God Disciplines his Children

Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. - ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭12:2‬

4. Comfort for God’s People

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. - ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:29‬

5. Wisdom Bestows Well-Being

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. - Proverbs‬ ‭3:5‬

6. His Declaration

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬

Just in the Nick of Time

God is with you in your fight for success. You just need to trust him. I understand it’s not easy to just wait, so let him know and accept that you need him in your life. As a friend once said during one of our life group conversations, God has his own timeline. So don’t rush yourself, you are not running out of time.

If you believe in the concept of stepping stones, then I’d say God is a rock, a mightier structure to hold onto while you work your way to climb up the path to freedom and promotion. He is bigger than those hardships. And remember that at the end of every race is a finish line. You will get there so don’t worry and just take your time. God is in control and nothing is impossible with him. And once you’ve made it, be thankful to him for that favor.

Remember, you will emerge victorious at the end of all your hardships.
Remember, you will emerge victorious at the end of all your hardships.

Do you have any thoughts to share? I’d love to hear about it in the comments section below!

© 2018 Gail N


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    • Gail Nacar profile imageAUTHOR

      Gail N 

      21 months ago from Philippines

      Thank you for your encouraging words, Charlie. I see how Christ works through your wisdom. Bless you more.

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      21 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      Gail-- wonderful and your response has certainly added to your article Since the majority of those professing Christ do not understand those things it is something I am real touchy about being understood. I read your profile and did not see anything to confirm. Thank You and God Bless you/.

    • Gail Nacar profile imageAUTHOR

      Gail N 

      21 months ago from Philippines

      Hi, Charlie. Thanks for mentioning that. In case you missed it, I was trying to generalize my point in this article and I only meant to give a specific advice about the principle of seeking breakthrough from God. I do know that when praying to Jesus, one should ask for the Holy Spirit so they can receive the blessing of wisdom, of knowing the difference between being truly led by it and avoid deception from false teachings. That comes as another discussion to make room for, especially when one is trying to look for a purpose in life. So to compensate for that, I explained in this article about not testing him too much for signs and not to press on him. I am aware that Jesus holds the same power as God as his dominion over us and sovereignty have been delegated to him. I hope you understand that I am not trying to sound like I am claiming to teach biblically. I edited the article a little to make way for what you have taken note of, although not much. But thank you for the comment, it means a lot to me and I appreciate it. Have a nice day and God Bless!

    • celafoe profile image


      21 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      you did not mention that first you must be sure you are being led by the Holy Spirit not another spirit or your Spirit. So many times people are following their "heart" as many false teachers teach, you know that part of you that God says you can no not realize how deceitfully wicked it is. You did not mention either Jesus or the Holy Spirit and in this age you have to go through both of them to get to God. Jesus possesses all the power of God in this age where God has delegated ALL his authority to Jesus, making him acting for God until the judgment

    • Gail Nacar profile imageAUTHOR

      Gail N 

      21 months ago from Philippines

      Thanks, Paul! Yes, I agree it’s not easy, good thing he is there to make things possible. Have a great day.

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      Paul K Francis 

      21 months ago from east coast,USA

      All things are possible, yet not always easy. Nice article. Have a great day.

    • Gail Nacar profile imageAUTHOR

      Gail N 

      21 months ago from Philippines

      Hi, no worries! And thank you for appreciating. Your comment means a lot to me. Have a nice day.

    • carriethomson profile image


      21 months ago from United Kingdom

      Really great article and very inspiration and motivational..thanks


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