Immediately what had been said about Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled. (Dan. 4:33)

“GOD’S TIMING IS PERFECT.” This statement is something that I not only say but wholeheartedly believe. I talk about God’s timing in regard to my own life as well as others’. Even this past Sunday, the topic of God’s timing was the main conversation with a couple of men in my church. They related how certain aspects in their personal lives and businesses would not have worked out even a year ago but have come together to work perfectly in the past couple months.

We see this with Nebuchadnezzar as well. He had been warned in a dream about his life choices and was warned by the prophet Daniel to change his ways. Unfortunately, he made no changes, and a full year later, when his pride was at an all-time high, the consequences God warned him about became reality.

We often say that we believe God’s timing is perfect. However, do we truly act on what we say we believe? When I look at my life, I get frustrated that God doesn’t work within my time frame or that He doesn’t answer me right away.

King Nebuchadnezzar’s example reminds us that God’s timing brings the consequences, whether good or bad, at exactly the right time when it will have the most impact in our lives and give Him the most glory.

Ask God to give you patience to wait for His timing.

Traver Paul Butcher is passionate about other cultures, travel, the outdoors, music, art, writing, leadership development, and introducing people to a man named Jesus.

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