All in God’s timing

I am going to admit something to you.
I applied to be on a reality dating television show through a major cable network. Yeah, I know. Hah!
I made it to the semi final round of callbacks before I called it quits. I had some reservations about doing the show. I wasn’t sure that it would be good for my acting career, I wasn’t sure that I actually wanted to find my potential mate or if I wanted the money and I was concerned that they would take advantage of me being a Christian and portray me through crafty editing as a “crazy Christian.” I am not a crazy Christian. Just so you know. Haha!
I had been going back and forth with my decision to go forward with the show and it was crunch time. I was to meet with producers within a couple days. I got to church that Sunday and decided to ask God one last time. “Should I do this show??”

No.

It swept over me. I could feel it in the depths of my heart and soul. I said, “Okay, God. I want you to be my provider and my matchmaker. I will not do the show.”

A couple weeks later I get a call from the Artistic Director of the playhouse back home asking me if I wanted to audition for their next show. I said, “Sure!” Then a week or two after that I found out that I got the job and I would be away from the city for five weeks.

Well, as soon as I found out I posted on Facebook that I needed someone to sublet my room for those five weeks. In less than a minute, possibly even less than thirty seconds, I had found someone.

If I hadn’t obeyed God’s instructions I would have never gotten to spend time with my mom for her last five weeks on earth. All I had to do was ask, listen and obey Him. God planned the rest of it. Right down to that thirty second response time.

God is good. He is the King of Awesome.

It is all in his timing.

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One thought on “All in God’s timing

  1. This is amazing. “Ask, listen and obey.” So simple. So beautiful.

    I remember as a kid when I was told to do something I would always ask “why.” The worst thing an adult could respond was to say “because”, without further explanation. I hated that! My uncle was famous for it. Now I realize he had my best interest in mind and knew stuff I didn’t. He had a plan and I should have just listened. Yet I still question God sometimes. Crazy. It’s a faith journey that gets easier every time God asks us to trust Him and later reveals the “why”, like He did for you. So glad you listened without questioning. So glad.

    What about a Christian dating show? The guys can stand around and speculate about the woman, wonder who “Gods will” is for 12 episodes and not ask anyone out. Now that’s reality.

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