God’s Timing in a Self-Seeking Society
Time and time again, we as human beings find ourselves frustrated. Whether it’s in the hardwoods of Pennsylvania, the flooded timber of Arkansas, or just our everyday routines. We live in a world that revolves around receiving what we desire ri
ght away, and most of the time, we find ourselves caught up in the downward spiral of asking the question why is this happening to me.
The fall of 2016 was one of the toughest archery seasons I’ve experienced. Either the temperatures were high, the winds were gusting at 30 miles per hour, or there was rain. I just couldn’t catch a break. I found myself questioning my farms, my sets, but more importantly God. I couldn’t understand why what was usually effortless for me was becoming stressful, and why I couldn’t catch a break. The rut came and went in what seemed like a minute, and next thing I knew it was December 10th. That morning at 9:45, I was able to harvest my biggest buck to date, with my best friend by my side. In that instant I realized that it’s not about getting what I want in that moment. There’s a time and place for everything, and the Lord is the only one who knows when that is, and we just get to enjoy the ride and beauty in the meantime.
In Philippians 4:6-7, the scripture reads, “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” As Christians living in a self-seeking world, sometimes we need to take a step back and soak in the beauty of everything God is doing in our lives. Instead of becoming frustrated about what might not be going our way at the moment, we should seek out the things that we overlook in everyday life. God would not give you a challenge that you couldn’t handle, and we need to realize that everything in life comes with His timing, not ours.