I have a 12-pound Shih-Tzu mixed with a Toy Poodle named King, and he tries his best to live up to his name. He thinks he’s the KING in my life and every one else’s too.
When I’m walking him, sometimes I think, he thinks he is walking me. He forgets that I am the one who controls our pace. He allows the anxiousness to get to his “spot” to get the best of him, so he starts pulling and moving faster, in hopes that I would speed up, but I never do. I continue to move at the designated pace. Because of his pulling and his impatience, he starts snorting and choking to the point that he makes me himself sick. He gets short of breath and then throws up.
And I always tell him, “See, that is what happens when you try to move too fast.”
When I think about our walks, I can’t help but think how we are so much like King sometimes.
We allow our anxiousness to get to our “spot” to get the best of us as well. We try to force God to move at our pace instead of moving at His pace and trusting His timing.
Yes, God said you would become a homeowner, a business owner, a wife, a husband, a mother, a father…that you would receive that promotion, secure that contract, receive that acceptance letter, pass that exam, be healed of that sickness, receive a financial breakthrough….but in His timing…not yours. Like King, we make ourselves sick physically, mentally, emotionally, & spiritually when we try to move too fast because then we find ourselves outside of God’s will. We find ourselves angry, bitter, frustrated, overwhelmed, stressed, unfulfilled, and connected to things and people who are not for us.
Move at God’s pace!
He’s going to make it happen when it is supposed to happen. I don’t care how much we pull, God is The One who is controlling the pace. It won’t happen until He is ready for it to happen. That door won’t open until He is ready for it to open. Instead of rushing to get to your “spot”, slow down and enjoy the journey along the way. You’re not behind…you’re right on time. God knows what you need, but most importantly, He knows WHEN you need it.
“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 NLT