A people who live in the “not-enough-time, my-time-ran-out, if-I-can-find-the-time, isn’t-it-time-yet, where-did-the-time-go, don’t-think-I-have-time” … will always have difficulty understanding a God who operates in ‘the fullness of time.’
To us, “the fullness of time” usually denotes having enough of it. But there’s more to the issue than that.
When Jesus entered this world it was ‘in the fullness of time’ according to Galatians 4:4 To God, this wasn’t a hurried up offense with mere seconds left to produce a win. Oh no! This was a plan put together before the very foundations of the world had been laid. The events that culminated with the birth of the infant Jesus had been in play for a long, long time.
The political, economic and religious climate was perfect for this event. Earlier or later would not have accomplished the desired results. The Message interpretation of this verse says, “When the time arrived that was set by God … “
That time may arrive for you in this coming year. It may come at a time when you feel God can’t keep up with your astounding speed, leaving him far behind and out of the picture … or it may be as you are struggling to keep up with him. But the ‘fullness of time’ is that breathtaking confluence of circumstances that have you in the precisely right place at the exact nanosecond called for.
There’s nothing like it!
This week resolve to pray and believe for this moment. Don’t panic while waiting … don’t stomp your foot in immature frustration or assume that God doesn’t care.
And never come to the incorrect conclusion that God has more important things to do than to make sure that “all things work together for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
It’s your time, but allow him to control it.
Fresh Heart Ministries