Author Reflections–God’s Timetable
Nathan Isaacson ducked into a dark doorway. He clicked his flashlight on to see that the room was a mess, the chairs broken, and the table smashed. The bookshelf had been tossed. Even the hidden compartment behind the stove had been discovered. The New Testaments were missing. Nathan was too late. (Inspired by a character from Dark Liaison by D.I. Telbat.)
People often comment on how much I accomplish in a week, but I know myself as a glutton for naps, and a procrastinator of projects piled on my shelf. Well, that’s not too terrible, I suppose, but I’m also hesitant at times when I know God has opened the door for me to reach someone for Christ. Or I might engage avoidance maneuvers, when I know more effort may be required to deal patiently with someone.
It usually seems harmless to avoid and procrastinate when I’m convicted to act. But what about Brad, the man who needed someone last week, and now it’s too late?
“Am I my brother’s keeper?” a guilty man once asked. I guess the answer is obvious. I am responsible–to be ready to act on God’s time, not my own.
Do you find yourself always ready to act on God’s timetable?
See you in the field!
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