When the Timing is All Wrong

 I’m sure you have heard the saying, ‘timing is everything’ or the saying, ‘when the time comes.’ That is because timing is so important for a lot of different things. Timing can sometimes make or break a relationship. If the timing is off and your plans may fall through because of it. But we have to remember timing is also something that is out of our control. We can account for all obstacles, but we cannot control the timing of certain events.

As human beings, we often want to control everything, even the things that are out of our control and that can include time. There are certain points where we feel like we should be onto the next step, like the timing of one event has ended and now we are ready for the next thing to happen. I have often found myself guilty of having this thought. Sometimes I feel like I am just sitting here like, “okay God, I am ready for the next thing. Let’s get it started.” And then, I have the audacity to get mad that nothing happens, as if I know what is best for me than God.

Timing is so important for everything, and we often feel like when our timing is messed up we will never recover. When something doesn’t happen when we believe it should, it can often be devastating for us. However, what we do not realize is that the timing being off may be a blessing in disguised. An example for me is when I first enrolled into college I was advised to start taking my biology classes a semester later than what I should have. I didn’t realize that this was a mistake until I was already half way into my first semester.

This accident pushed me to have to take certain classes at weird times. Classes that I was supposed to take in fall would now be taken in spring and so on. However, this ended up being one of the best things that could have happened to me. Through this miss matched timing, I took professors I probably would not have taken. And I would not have the experiences I did that were really the highlight of my entire college experience.

God works in mysterious ways, and we never know what He has in store for us. We have to remember that He knows what is best for us. As much as we like to think we know what is best for us, we don’t. We are human and we and we make mistakes. In God’s eyes, we are still His children who need guidance. Everything happens for a reason, and sometimes we have to go through things we don’t want to and, for the most part, don’t understand why we have to. But, in these moments, we have to hold on to our faith. We have to put our trust in God and not doubt our timing.