God’s timing is perfect, He is the Orchestrator, and He is in control.
I love the image this evokes in my head. I picture God in front of a large group of people warming up their various instruments. He smiles, knowing that from these random notes and odd sounds, He will make beautiful music. He taps His baton lightly against the music stand- the score of our lives before Him. All becomes silent. In that moment right before the start of the music, the musicians and audience hold their breath with anticipation. All are waiting to hear what unfolds before them- the surprises, the different movements, the emotions. But then, then the music starts with the first chord, the first measure, the first section. Just when you think you can predict the next chord, it changes and you’re surprised. God smiles, knowing He caught you off guard but also knowing without this change, you would have become complacent, maybe even apathetic, with the music. It is those changes, He knows, that allow us to trust Him and doubt ourselves; to look to Him for guidance and not put our future in our own hands.
As the music He is conducting continues, certain sections call for the sounds of different instruments. Sometimes the violins swell; other times it’s the timpani. Each plays a unique and essential part in the music. Only God knows how to create the perfect harmony for our life- when to emphasize family, friends, trusting Him, moving on, staying put, letting go, fighting for a belief, pursuing God, being single, being married, etc. Combining different seasons into a beautiful (yes, beautiful) life is just one thing God does for us.
The most important implication here is that my timing is wrong, I cannot create the life I want apart from Him, and I am not in control. So, even if my timing seems right…God’s timing is perfect. He is orchestrating, in His perfect omniscience, which path I am to take in order to show His glory.
And that…that is something I need to remember.