Wait for God's Time

Tapping Into The Anointing

So Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come; but any time is right for you. The world cannot hate you [since you are part of it], but it does hate Me because I denounce it and testify that its deeds are evil. Go up to the feast yourselves. I am not going up to this feast because My time has not yet fully come.” - John 7:6-8(AMP) 

Jesus waited until it was God’s opportune time to launch into public ministry. That didn’t happen until after His baptism by John the Baptist at the Jordan River (Matthew 3:13-17). He was willing to endure thirty years of relative obscurity just so that He would not get ahead of His Father’s heavenly schedule. In hindsight, it seems like an easy feat but when you think about it from His perspective you’ll realize how challenging it was.  

As you read Luke 12:41-50, you will receive insight into the wisdom of Jesus as a twelve year-old boy. He went to the temple in Jerusalem on His own and engaged the Hebrew scholars in deep conversation. When challenged by His mother, He made it clear that He was about His Father’s business. This demonstrated His supernatural wisdom and strong sense of purpose from a very young age. It’s not like He didn’t know His identity nor was He unsure of His spiritual authority at that age. He just understood that He needed to wait until the time was right for Him to step out in a big way.  

How was He able to contain Himself for another eighteen years before revealing His identity to the world? The writer of Hebrews 4:15 said that Jesus understands our weaknesses because He faced the same temptations that we do. Hence, we must all understand that it was also a struggle for Jesus. He had to tamp down His emotions and keep His ego in check while waiting on His turn for glory. Like Jesus and all who came after Him, you also must wait for your time.

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