“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. He has made everything beautiful in its’ time…” Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 11, NKJV.
No preparation time is ever lost time. If a baby is born prematurely it could die, or be born, but not be able to optimally live. Yet, the Lord has set a time for the baby to be in the womb and then the birthing comes.
You may say you’ve been preparing for a while, but don’t rush. Let Him operate according to His timing and calling. God will always make sure that you are ready and can handle what He has destined for you. David was tending sheep when he was called to be king. He also killed the lion and the bear, before he slayed Goliath. There’s something you are tending to that God is using to prepare you. There are some battles and some tests that are preparing you for another ahead.
Jesus was prepared for 18 years until he stepped into full-time ministry. If Jesus had a time of preparation, so will you, and just as this verse of scripture says, it will be beautiful in its’ time.
Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me today. You have comforted me and given me peace. Keep preparing me according to Your season and time. Never mind when I want it. Keep my motives right Father. Help me allow the Holy Spirit to keep shaping me. No preparation time is lost time. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: 1 Samuel 17:33-37, Matthew 3:17 & 4:17, Proverbs 19:21