‘“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
So often we get impatient. I am an impatient person. I get impatient with people, with myself, and with God. I like actions more than words, so if someone does not immediately do what they say, I get impatient and want it to be done immediately.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 talks about different seasons in life. Every activity has a certain time.
Every season has a purpose. The purpose of the season is to train our confidence in God. Impatience is rooted in a lack of trust and confidence in God. When you do not know if a certain event that you are waiting for is going to happen, you start doubting God’s plan for your life. When you are going through a “desert,” you wonder if you are ever getting out of that season. When you are in a season of blessings you hope it never ends and fear the uncertainties of the next season.
Rest assured that God has a plan for every season in your life. Be joyful where God has you now, and learn as much as possible from that season. God made every single day, both the good and the bad. Both are made to teach us more about ourselves and about Him. Let’s not forget what God previously has done for us and that He is with us in every season. God cares about the circumstances of our lives but His main focus is on transforming the inner lives of His people. He wants our faith to grow. Because when we live by faith, we become people of faith, we can go through hardships and also receive blessings without forsaking God. He wants that our hearts grow towards Him. He doesn’t only let our hearts and faith grow through hardships, but He also encourages us with blessings. We so often look for the world to provide for us, and then we become disappointed because they can never meet our needs. We should be people of faith and trust that every season in our life has purpose.
Let’s not be impatient when God tells us to wait, because He is simply asking us not only to enjoy the present season but also to trust Him with the next season of life.’