Sometimes our heart’s desires, our dreams, and our purpose is not revealed or come to fruition because we are not ready. The timing of an event is everything. If we receive it too early then we may not be able to handle it. And if we cannot handle it then sometimes what was meant to be a blessing can turn into adversity, affliction, and often a catastrophe.
This year folks have said to me, “Can’t wait to read your book.” “You need to do a podcast!” “Girl you need to be a motivational speaker.” While I’m truly humbled by all the suggestions, I believe that the timing of my next opportunity to level up has not been revealed because I’m not ready. I don’t know what I’m not ready for but it could be fortune, fame, fans, or just the energy of some folks I may not be ready to handle.
That’s why the prayer is not answered. God knows us better than we know ourselves. He sees the next dot we are going to land on, he sees what’s around the corner, while we can’t. We often become frustrated in not understanding why we are not getting our prayer answered or our heart’s desire, but instead of being frustrated then know the timing is not right.
Let me take it to another level. I know folks that do not understand why they are still single while others are finding the love of their lives. It takes work to be a spouse, it takes real work to have a successful marriage. If “Mr. or Mrs. Right” has not come along then accept it as a sign that you are not ready OR maybe he/she is not ready for you.
I’m gonna say it again, timing is everything! Smartphones couldn’t show up before the internet or they’d be useless. Starbucks couldn’t show up during The Depression or nobody could afford it. Trust timing and keep believing that it will come right on time when it is at the perfect time. Don’t force it, don’t curse it, don’t stay awake wondering, don’t cry over it, just allow it while you keep believing.
There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens. - Ecclesiastes 3:1