Jesus takes His time with us. He gently and patiently works in us to transform us to be made more into who we really are, which is more and more like Him.
There is too many awesome words to describe Jesus, but one of them is gentle and another one is patient. He is so gentle and patient with us, with our hearts, with our pain. I’ve never really thought twice about this topic: of Jesus taking His time with us.
His timing is perfect, but usually it is much slower than we want. I mean I have never heard anyone say, yes I want to suffer and go through trials for four months. Or yes, I don’t want to get married until I am thirty. But, I have heard them say at the end of that trial or even years after, how perfect God’s timing is.
We so often forget how much time an artist uses to dive into his painting or his sculpture.
We, as God’s creation, are His art. We are each of His unique masterpieces waiting to happen. Although, His final masterpieces of each one of His believers won’t be revealed until we walk into eternal glory. [2 Corinthians 4:17] But, this doesn’t mean we give up now or do whatever we want, for Jesus wants to use us- He wants His art to be seen.
He wants the work of His hands, His glory, to be revealed through us. But this glory isn’t achieved right away, it takes time and patience and it is something only Jesus can do, nothing from ourselves.
Jesus is taking His time with you, perfecting and building something in you. He takes His time because He wants to heal you along the way, He wants you to remember what He is teaching you in this time, because He is your artist and the most intricate, wonderful works take time.
His timing is usually different than ours, but His is perfect. During this time, trust His timing, remember He sees everything ahead of you, He knows everything and everyone you will meet, and He is using this time right now for something later down the road- so don’t rush it. But, use this time to call Jesus into your heart, ask Him to help you trust His timing, and to help you have patience in Him. Rejoice in who He is and you may be able to see some of the ways He is working behind the scenes right now.
“You don’t understand what I am doing now, but someday you will.” John 13:7
Open the window and look at what has been made perfect in God’s timing.