I grew up in a harsh environment where you had to be determined to survive. Nothing came easy, and everything was complicated. However, because of this experience, I am able to weather the extreme storms of life, knowing that they do not last forever. In hindsight, I am grateful for the brutal experience because it has set me up for the reality of everyday life.
‘So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom’.
Psalm 90:12 KJV
Time and timing is a huge mystery of sorts to those with little insight or no foresight.
‘Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end’.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT
The fact that we live in a fast paced society does not help. Nobody wants to wait for anything anymore. Everyone is looking for short cuts. Nobody wants to go through the natural process of elimination or maturity. Everybody wants a quick fix.
‘Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty’.
Proverbs 21:5 NLT
However, it is clear that Rome was definitely not built in a day. So, we find that after a while the buildings come crashing down because there is no foundation, except for hot air.
Unfortunately, this has been replicated within the Church. So many unseasoned, inexperienced, and unbroken people have been handed titles too early. So many mistakes are being made. So much confusion and desolation amongst the brethren because their leaders are not focused on God’s agenda. It breaks my heart.
Growth takes time.