Today while I was finishing up my work shift, the song "Hold the Line" by Toto (oldies but goodies, represent!) came on. The chorus goes a little something like this..
"Hold the line,
Love isn't always on time."
After thinking about it a little, I realized that love really isn't always on time! According to us, at least.
Whether it be love or anything else you're waiting for, sometimes it really feels that it's "not on time".
Waiting, waiting and waiting... Yeah, it gets tiring, doesn't it?
In today's world, I would say the majority of us are used to getting things when we want them, or at least in a speedy manner. Part of being devoted to Christ, is waiting and having patience:
"Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him..."
"It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD."
More importantly, God is in control of all things and while you may think that something isn't on time, God is definitely on time! It's really us, who aren't on time. "Hold the line", referring back to the song, is actually a phrase which means keeping constant, or even persevering in some senses. When certain things in your life feel as if they "aren't on time", that's when you need to "hold the line" and remember that God does not work according to our watches.
God always has His reasons for why or when He does or doesn't do something. Have faith my fellow Christians, that God is good and all things come through His PERFECT will and timing! :)
Side note: I know this song has a meaning a bit different than what my post is about, but it was merely for an example and a good song! :P