God already has our lives planned out, but when we don't like God's timing, we tend to tell Him, "Hey, I think your watch is broken." It is foolish to say God’s timing is not right. There are three major principles we can learn from the Bible regarding God’s timing.
There is a purpose for everything that takes place.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
It is easy for us to grow impatient or wonder why God does not work on the timeline we think is best, but this scripture is clear that everything in our lives is part of God’s perfect plan.
God is not bound by time.
2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day:
God’s plan is far beyond what we are able to understand. Our limited concept of time can cause us to panic when we are enduring hardships, but we can be reassured by the fact that God created time. We can focus our attention on spending our time bringing glory to Him.
It is not our responsibility to know God’s timing.
Acts 1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power:
We do not need to know God’s timeline in order to live according to His will. In fact, it is because of His sovereign will that we do not know His plans. We have a responsibility to trust and follow Him. Not knowing the future is what causes us to seek God more diligently.
Our main focus should always be serving God. We can not change His timeline, and there is no point in worrying. Look back through the Bible and see events that happened. Notice how clearly God was planning things out, even hundreds of years in advance. He is doing the same for us.