They say that timing is everything. I have been thinking of timing. You should know that I am not really good at it. I tend to be late to everything. I have to write things down and mark thing up in order to keep track of time. I am not one to worry about deadlines. I know that I should but I don't. I think I understand that it isn't about my time, but God's time. I want to be impatient behind the slow car that has me boxed in. I want to be impatient about working with a student that reads slowly. I want to be impatient about everything but then I remember that this life I am living is really not so much about me. If this is true, then, I could afford to live in God's timing.
Recently, a friend of mine reminded me about the old joke. I'll retell you it.
A hurricane hit and there was to be flooding. A believer living in a house prayed to God to save him and had faith that God would save him. A neighbor drove around in a car telling the man to get in. The man simply said, "God will save me." A relative came by and said to come into the boat. The man simply said, "God will save me." Finally a helicopter came to the man on the rook of his house and begged the man to get in and he simply said, "God will save me." The man drowns. When he goes to heaven and meets God he says, "Why didn't you save me?" God says, "I sent a car, boat and a helicopter. What more do you want?"
The significance of the story is resonating with me now. I think it points to something to have three separate people in three days remind me of this story, a story of threes... I have been waiting. I think it may be time to move, act, pray. I am praying that I don't rush things. I pray to understand when to get into the car when it is offered to me. I believe that God makes it clear when He wants us to do things. I pray to be paying attention and be attentive to God's prodding.
Geoff reminds me of Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight." Easier said than done but I'm trying. In the meantime, Praise the Lord!