Time, God’s Gold

All throughout society, when people talk about time, it’s always “If I only had enough time!” The wealthy complain they don’t have enough time ~ if they could only purchase some time to extend the day. The poor claim, “If only I had enough time, then I could get things done that I want to do.” We are surrounded by everyone, from the news media to governmental leaders ~ even preachers, who say, “I don’t have enough time to say what I really want.”
Even Satan values time, because he knows he has absolutely no control over it. That’s why he pressures you so much to jump ahead of God ~ because our belief in the shortness of time is his weapon. But this also reveals why God is so willing for us to take time to slow down and wait for His wonderful treasures that He’s about to give us. Because the most valuable thing in the universe right now is time itself ~ and God controls it completely.
When you value time, you slow down, take your time, and never rush to any decisions. I am literally amazed at how dangerous jumping ahead of God about a decision (or even “trying to help God out”), can ruin not only your life, but your whole future. For example, look at the life of Abraham.
He had already waited 20 years for God to keep His promise and give him a promised son. He finally decided to help God and do something that in his culture was totally permissible. Being over 90 and not having an heir to give his inheritance to, to have a son by a servant lady would’ve been culturally normal.
Through Abraham’s mistake we see how valuable time is. It is a treasure that is beyond price. Abraham could not wait that extra five years for the promised son Isaac to come. Because he jumped ahead, Ishmael’s descendants live on today and torture Isaac’s descendants every single day. Even now, the United Nations works constantly to destroy the Jewish people.
I hope all of you can picture the value of waiting on God’s perfect will, and never jump ahead to try to help God or assist Him. Let God do exactly what He promised. Right now A Place To Meet Jesus is waiting for our Isaac promise. We do not want to jump ahead and create an Ishmael that will torment us forever.
Yes, we do have to worship on the sidewalk outside the 1970 Ocean Avenue property. Yes, it looks terrible. But God promised us that He would give us that building and we would have a church there for over 400 years! Don’t forget His promise. Don’t think that we should jump ahead of God and do something on our own. Just wait upon the Lord, because “Isaac” is going to come exactly the way the Lord promised it.
Last week we saw the movie, “Sing”, and we personally witnessed God’s public testimony that our building will be remodeled. We watched how, at the end of the film, the contract was resigned and the building again belonged to the original owners (us!) The reason God gave us such a clear message was because He doesn’t want us to lose our faith and have an Ishmael. Isaac is coming! Just be patient and enjoy the wait because God controls the most valuable thing in the universe ~ time.c


Published by Gazowsky

Richard Gazowsky pastors a church in San Francisco called A Place to Meet Jesus. He has authored books,"Teach Me to Pray, I'm Falling Asleep" and "The Prophetic Whisper" as well as movie scripts. He currently feels the call of God to pray on the Periscope App everyday. Join him in prayer!

2 thoughts on “Time, God’s Gold

  1. Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In ALL your ways acknowledged Him and He WILL direct your path. Our Lord is faithful to prefect those things that concern us. What a MIGHTY God we serve. Bless His
    Holy, Holy Name. Praying for you and the Church, God has a plan and they are Higher than what we think or dream of.
    Love you Bo

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