by David Cawston

David Cawston
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

The older I get the more I am learning something about the importance of timing.
When I was young I didn’t concern myself with such trivial things.
I was in charge of my timing.
After all if God wanted me to do something I did it right then.
Sometimes it succeeded other times is did not!
It took the Lord a long time to teach me that when he asked me to do something He would be in charge of the timing and I needed to listen not only to what He wanted but when He wanted it done.

As a child is young it has no consciousness about tomorrow nor does it understand the word wait.
Illus. You are going to get a wonderful present for Christmas.
Is it Christmas yet? Hourly!

So it is with Christians.
We are extremely impatient!
Ps 25:20-21
20 Keep my soul, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for You.(NKJ)

Ps 27:14
14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Ps 37:7 & 23
7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.(NKJ)
Because of our impatience we get out of synchronization with God and His purposes for our lives.
We bring trouble many times upon ourselves.

Our culture has led us to believe that we are the master’s of our own fate.
We have to push and drive!
We have to be at the right place at the right time!
It is all on us.
Reading about Africa!
Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.
It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up.
It know that it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle:
When the sun comes up you ...

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