How Long Should I Give Him?
Sorry, that’s not for you to decide!
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:24
A friend of mine wants to sell his house and move to another state. He has a dream, and is praying things will work out so he can pursue it. I haven’t talked to him much about it but, as is typically the case, he needs to sell the house he’s in before he can make an offer on the one he wants to buy.
We had a brief chat on-line the other day, and I told him I was praying his house would sell, and to hang in there, because if it’s God’s will it will all happen in His timing. My friend jokingly replied, “How long do you think I should give Him?”
Too many times, we do put time constraints on our prayers; especially when they are about something we want. Our attitude is, we want it and we want it now! And if we don’t get what we want when we want it, we come to the quick conclusion it must not be God’s will. And, that may very well be the case for reasons He knows and we don’t. Or, it might just be He has things worked out, but the timing isn’t right.
I told my buddy it was all going to work out and, in the meantime, he should enjoy the beautiful home he lives in. Therewith be content.