The God That Shows Up on Time {Guest Post by Violette}

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Say hello to Violette. She writes at The Little Black Dress. She is a married, mother of  3 handsome boys and enjoys everything from arts &crafts to reality TV.

I first want to say I’m honored to have been given this platform to share from my heart to yours. I hope that the word God has laid on my heart to share with you guys is one in season and that it will encourage you wherever you find yourself in your journey.

I’ve been a blogger for about 7 months however this last month has truly been a challenge. I started out blogging everyday, and even if I didn’t know what I was going to blog about, God just gave me a word.  All it took was my commitment to sit down by the computer and get started.

So why the recent temporary absence? It was all triggered by me loosing my job. Although I’ve always known there’s more to my purpose than working a 9-5, I believed my departure from that world would be on my terms. I’ve come to realize that God’s timing is not always our timing. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “God’s never late, He’s always on time”. Although not a scripture per se, it’s implied throughout His word. What I learned is that there’s a difference between knowing this, and knowing this. Let me explain.

Waiting on God and believing for finances to fund a vacation is somewhat different from waiting on Him for finances to pay your mortgage or your bills. Not to trivialize any need (cause a need is a need), however when the due dates of your financial obligations come and go, quoting that God’s never late becomes a different story. You might feel the urge to say “Dear Lord, the cable’s off, and my mortgage is overdue, just thought you should know”, but He knows. As I stated earlier, our timing is not God’s timing. (Story of Lazarus comes to mind). Whatever He has planned for you, your purpose, your destiny, He knows your end from the beginning, His purpose will stand (Isa 46:10 paraphrased)

My slump was spent trying to figure out what God wants from me, what I’m supposed to do, where do I go, etc. And I know some of you have had those questions too. At the root of it all, all God wants is our heart (wholly & truly). I encourage you to turn to His word for guidance and find that scripture to stand on, cling to and depend on. One of the many I quote is “God is not man that He should lie” (Num 23:19) and that’s my basis for all the other scriptures I stand on. If He said, it will come to pass.

Although I don’t have all the answers, knowing that He sees the entire picture, I put one foot in front of other and keep on trucking by faith. I’m not going to beat myself up for not having blogged like I should for the past 2 weeks (more like 3 weeks) cause we’ve all had moments of despair and temporary lack of faith. But He still loves me, and this guest blog invitation came right in time as His way of telling me to get back to work (blogging), enough with the pity-party. And I’m heeding to His nudge 🙂

Today’s take away thought: Come what may, all things work together for your good. Don’t give up on God, for He won’t give up on you. He’s more than able to see you through to your expected end!

Be blessed!

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  1. M Jernigan says

    Wow, I am in a similar situation. I resigned from my job of almost 11 years with the federal government. I had been praying about leaving because of the constant stress of the job. Finally, I felt the Lord telling me it was okay to leave. I resigned August 23, 2013 and I have had to totally depend on God for everything. He has not disappointed me! I know he was confirming He would take care of me before I resigned. He has done just that. I too am at a crossroad, trying to find out what the Lord wants me to do. I trust Him to “lead and guide me in the paths of righteousness for His name sake” (Psalm 23). I pray continual blessing and direction for your life…Be Blessed.

  2. Suzanne McClendon says

    This is a wonderful post and a great reminder that, even if we don’t know what’s going to happen or when, He does. One of my favorite things to tell my friends is “I don’t know what tomorrow holds, but I know Who holds tomorrow”.

    I pray that you will find a way, with His help, to meet your financial obligations and that things will get better for you. Have a blessed night!

  3. Mrsteeh says

    Hello Violette! This is such an amazing share. I have been in the position where I felt like I had to remind God that I needed a blessing and then I too remembered Romans 8:28 (which by the way is my all time FAV text) and knew that even when I can’t see anything but the bad God can work through that and still bring forth my good. WHY? because it says ALL things work TOGETHER…the good and the bad will end in MY Good! Thank God for his text to remind us of His promises.

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