GOD’S TIME IS THE BEST – T.B. JOSHUA

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

Today, our minds are so taken up by worldly considerations that we are impatient to recognise the fact that there is an appointed time for everything. This is why we try to move the hands of the clock forward by hook and crook. In order to beat the gun, we kill, join cults, steal and destroy.

Assuming Jesus had been impatient when his brothers urged Him to show off in public before the appointed time, He may have been killed by His enemies who were looking for Him at all costs (John 7:3-8). The same thing happens to us today. When we are impatient, we tend to disregard the fact that there is a time for everything.

We all know that when it is time to start a race, everybody waits for the blast of the gun or the sound of the whistle; but in our daily lives, the opposite is the case. In an attempt to beat the gun, we discover that we are the worse for it; we pay dearly for it.

If any person beats the gun, that person would be called back to begin afresh, while others are still waiting patiently for the sound of the gun. This is what we mean by the saying, “More haste, less speed”, meaning that if you are in a haste to achieve something, you are likely to make costly mistakes that would pull you back, if not down. This is exactly what is happening today.

In an attempt to beat God’s appointed time, we get ourselves entangled with conditions we are likely unable to meet, thus jeopardizing our career and the promises of God in our lives. In an attempt to beat God’s appointed time, many old people find themselves in a situation where they have to do what they ought to have done when they were young.

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WILL YOU BE AROUND TOMORROW?

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

Will you be around tomorrow? This question, on a literal level requires a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer but on the deeper level, it expresses the uncertainties of life. It is surely reasonable to make plans for the future but we must always do so with an awareness of life’s uncertainties. As James 4:13-17 reminds us, life is a vapour that appears for a little time and then disappears. In James 1:10-11, James had earlier compared man and all that man could boast of to a beautiful flower which blossoms (prospers) for a while and then withers too soon. What then is the good in making long-term plans when you don’t even know what tomorrow will bring forth? God has purposely left us in the dark concerning future events.

James has nothing against making plans but he condemns the arrogance of those who think they can make their plans without reference to God. We must understand that we do not have any control over what becomes of us the next day. When we recognise who we are before God, we will see the need to always consider His will in everything we do, in everything we say and in every plan we make.

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