Hebrews 6:11–12 says, “And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”

We are living in a very impatient generation – people want to have everything now, forgetting that being impatient can be costly. When we are impatient, we tend to disregard the fact that there is time for everything. God has set an appointed time for everything that has to do with us. God’s response is not for those in a hurry. We should be patient and let God answer us on His schedule because everything is beautiful in His time. You may be great, but without preparation and time that greatness will not stand the test of time. You may be blessed, but without preparation and time that blessing will fade away. As Christians, our tools are patience, perseverance and endurance. How can your genuineness be confirmed if we don’t see your tools?

Don’t misinterpret God’s silence as rejection. The moment you think of a shortcut, satan is there to provide you with one. The first thing that happens when you take a shortcut is that you will be on your own – no God, no guide, no protection, no direction! Satan can easily strike you; rather than moving to your destiny, you would be moving away from it. Our political associations can’t help us; neither can our friends. Only Jesus can help us – and at God’s appointed time. When that time comes, you will progress with very little or no personal effort – without any stress, pressure or tension. You will just move because God has already prepared the way. People of God, there is no competition in destiny; wait patiently for the Lord and submit to His Will. God’s time is the best.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to stay in You and remain in You, in Jesus Christ’s name! Amen!