Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Let's Clear Up Some Things About God's Timing

I become so bored of people talking about God's timing. It's true that here on earth there is a time to reap and a time to sow and all that. But when it comes to God and his answers to your prayers, etc, there is no time difference. You ask in faith and in the right way and God answers your prayers--in the best way possible and immediately. He doesn't pause to think about it. He doesn't wait 20 years. There is no time delay. It's immediate. The only thing that makes it seem like it is not immediate is the human mind.

Sure there are those scriptures in Abraham about the reckoning of time on the planet Kolob (where God reportedly lives) and how one day there is about 1000 years here. While it may be true that time is reckoned differently on that planet, it is also true that God is not subject to time. All things are present before him and he knows them all. (Moses 1:6) In a way that our minds have difficulty understanding, he can see past present and future all as one.

It is we who must expand our consciousness to realize that we have already been given every blessing. We just have to alter our mental state to connect with it (know it) and bring into physical manifestation. How long that takes depends on us and our willingness to do the spiritual work.

Timing is a tricky thing. Even for Joseph Smith--it took him a long time to realize and accept that building Zion in Missouri wasn't going to happen in his life time. Was he just wrong about God's timing? I don't think so. I think the early Saints just went a different direction. They couldn't or wouldn't do the spiritual work to be a Zion society. But it doesn't change the fact that Zion is already built on that spot. (Joseph could see it.) We just have to manifest it into our physical reality by connecting with it first in our consciousness.

I can tell you one thing though, it isn't going to happen by complaining about God's timing, or doing nothing and waiting around.

As one of my teachers, Guru Singh says, you can walk along the shore pretending you are swimming for as long as you want. Maybe you will never jump in till you are 80 years old. But when you finally do jump in the water, it will feel like you could have done it all along. But it will also feel like the right time. The scriptures say God's timing is perfect. And it is, because He makes it seem perfect for you when you do.

So, do whatever. Just keep pretending or jump in. But don't let me hear you using God's timing as an excuse.


2 comments:

  1. This is so fantastic! I love it. I have thought and thought about this for a long time and wondered what the key was because I knew intuitively that Father wanted to bless us with the things we want and need etc. when we asked for it. I always wondered what the delay was. Now I know. Hehe! Thank you! You hit the nail on the head! <3

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