The Best Way to Reclaim Your Time

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It’s no secret that God has a plan for your life—plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Only thing is, He won’t exactly tell you when they’ll take place.

There’s a reason why God only shows you His vision in doses. If you’re used to being in control like me, it’s easy to have the desire to take over and try to make things happen without Himbut that’s not what He wants. We must prove ourselves patient by trusting that God keeps our best interests in mind. For still the vision will await its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay (Habukkak 2:3)  

All blessings won’t come when you want them to. While it may seem like torture to wait, and wait, and wait for God’s promises to come to pass, He’s only protecting you until He’s 100% sure that you’re ready to receive what He has in store. For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). 

We’re not always going to understand why God does things the way that He does, and it’s not for us to try and figure out (Acts 1:7). Faith requires a sense of being okay with the unknown—an act of putting one foot in front of the other in your daily walk with Christ. That’s what trust is all about anyway, right?

Don’t allow setbacks to affect your drive. Like pro athletes do from the beginning of a game to the end, we must fight to the finish and give our best the entire way through, regardless of the outcome. Things not going your way shouldn’t give you a reason to throw in the towel or walk around with a chip on your shoulder. Don’t grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap if we don’t give up (Galatians 6:9). Trust and believe that God is watching your every move to test your loyalty to Him.

Reclaim your time by trusting in God’s timing! God has brought you too far to leave you hanging. If He can turn Job’s situation around for the better, don’t think for a second that He can’t do the same thing for you. Nothing is too hard for the Maker and Creator of everything. Staying committed to the process is just part of the test, no matter how long it takes. Don’t allow impatience to cheat you out of a blessing. Keep pushing forward! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage (Psalm 27:14). Trust me when I say, the wait will be worth it by the time your season comes.

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Johnaé Elease


Johnaé Elease is the founder of The Happy Joy. As someone whose personality is often described as bright & bubbly, her love for writing and sharing meaningful advice sparked the idea for this online community. Johnaé is also a humble servant of Christ who credits God, and her mother, as the primary reasons for her happiness.

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