God has His own timetable and His timetable is not always like ours! His DUE SEASONS are always perfect, never a second early nor a millisecond late. It may take an instant or years of process. Either way, REJOICE, for He is faithful, He is full of faith, to fulfill them. One of the ways to enter His rest is knowing that HE IS GOD and WE ARE NOT!
The birth of John the Baptist inspired me a lot when it comes to the perfect timing of God. His parents had no child for years because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both beyond child-bearing years. I believe at this time, they were losing hope to have one considering that when the angel told Zacharias that his prayer is heard and that his wife, Elizabeth will bear him a son, his response was: “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.” (Luke 1:7)
But God always has His way of answering our prayers according to His purpose. “The angel said to Zacharias, FOR YOUR PRAYER IS HEARD AND YOUR WIFE ELIZABETH WILL BEAR YOU A SON, AND YOU SHALL CALL HIS NAME JOHN.” (Luke 1:13), and because John the Baptist is already needed in the scene as prophesied that he will prepare the way of the Lord and make His paths straight, NOW is the time for Zacharias’ and Elizabeth’s breakthrough! God in His mercy and grace made sure that no one gets in the way in the fulfillment of this promise, that Gabriel had to make Zacharias mute and not able to speak because he did not believe the words that were spoken to him which WILL BE FULFILLED IN THEIR OWN TIME.
How about us? How about our breakthroughs that aren’t yet manifesting? Hmmmm … BE ENCOURAGED, my friend, for in DUE SEASON, we shall reap a harvest! When God spoke a promise (SEED which is the WORD) and we received it in our hearts (fertile ground), SURELY we shall see the manifestation of what has been spoken WHEN the purpose of that promise is at hand. Nothing and no one can stop the WORD from becoming FLESH when it’s time! I love how Mary responded to Gabriel’s message that she is to conceive and bring forth a Son and shall call His name JESUS without knowing a man. She said, “Let it be done to me according to your WORD.” (Luke 1:38)
Today, when we hear His voice, let not our hearts be hardened. Instead, it would be preferential to the utmost to respond, “let it be done to me, Lord, according to Your Word.” Then, the impossibilities are now set in reverse motion to make them possible!