He has made everything beautiful in its time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV)
When England’s handsome Prince William didn’t propose sooner to his then long time girlfriend, Kate Middleton, she was ungraciously nicknamed “Waity Kaitie.” On their engagement interview, however, William explained that his decision to wait was an opportunity for Kate to see if that’s the kind of life she wanted to be a part of. People eventually praised William for his choice of wife, and Kate for being wise enough to wait for her prince charming.
I don’t know what you’ve been taught about time, but if there’s anything I’ve learned over the years is that time is not the enemy. Like the writer of Ecclesiastes, I learned that truth from God Himself. The One who doesn’t measure time the way we do and isn’t bound by it. Unlike us, God isn’t in a hurry to make things happen. Therefore, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Beautiful things take time to manifest. That is why everything God makes is beautiful. Our enemy, the devil, wants us to believe that time is the enemy, but it isn’t. Remember that it was Satan who tempted Adam and Eve to believe in instant gratification, and it’s also he who tempted Jesus to believe the same. Thankfully, Jesus knew that there were no shortcuts around God’s plan of redemption. No matter how long it takes, we will eventually arrive to where we need to be. Let’s keep calm and wait.