“I want to, but I don’t think it’s the right time.”
How many times have you heard yourself or someone else say this?
I want to remodel the house, but I don’t think it’s the right time. I want to quit my job and stay at home with my kids, but it’s not the right time. We want to have a family, but it’s not the right time now. We eventually want to foster, but right now is not the right time…
Why is it not the right time?
It has been said that if we always wait until we think it’s the “right time” it will probably never happen. If you wait until your “financially stable” to have children, you probably won’t ever have them. If you wait until your “financially stable” and “have the time” you will probably never start that new hobby, get married, or foster.
Are you worried that it’s not the right time because God is showing you it’s not the right time or because you’re afraid you’re not ready yet?
God’s timing is not our timing. Sometimes God calls us to do things at times when we think we’re not ready financially, spiritually, physically, or mentally. Does that mean it’s not the right time because we think we’re not ready? If God is whispering in our ear or showing us neon signs that He wants us to do something, it is the right time whether we think so or not.
God’s time is always the right time regardless of insecurities and feelings of inadequacy. The proof of this is given to us in the Bible time and time again.
God told Moses that he was to go speak to the Pharaoh and free His people. Moses thought he was crazy though because he wasn’t an eloquent speaker. God called Him to do it and God provided a way for him to do it.
If inadequacy is your fear, God will see your fears and will help you accomplish what He wants as long as you seek His help.
I’m sure Mary and Joseph might have considered that during their engagement wasn’t the “right time” for God to give her Jesus. A pregnancy during an engagement during that time, especially when it didn’t appear that the betrothed was the father, was awful timing…at least in our eyes. But God’s timing is not our own and He knew what He was doing.
When God says it’s time, it’s time. Don’t delay if you’ve heard His voice.
Has God put the burden of fostering on your heart? Is He asking you to move forward and you’re slowly taking steps back because you’re convinced it’s not the right time? If this is you, take that first step forward. Find out what you need to do to start the process of fostering. Attend an info meeting or call one of us at The CALL for more information and make that first step in obeying God.
For more information about The CALL o- fostering, adopting, or volunteering, message us on Facebook or contact Erica Sirratt at 501-288-3197 or Leigh Ann Johnston at 501-259-8845.