Today I feel inspired to remind you that not only is it your time but it is also your turn! And oftentimes we hear this and half the room shouts “AMEN” or lifts their hands in belief while the other half of the room sits back and waits for the preacher to get to the “good part.” I am already there…. I have no long speech or eloquent words to help you understand or to make you believe…you must simply believe that He who promised is not only able to perform it, but is HERE to perform it. If He could only get you to believe like He believes…If He could get you to have the God kind of faith that believes no matter what it looks like, NOW is my time and my turn!
Look at it this way. Imagine yourself in the grocery store; there are times where you are only running in to pick up a couple items, you get to the register, and you are done. You are so excited that you came out so quickly; that you did not have to spend any real time in the store. Then, there are the individuals that go in knowing it will take them a minute to pick up everything they need. These people are in no rush. They go through each aisle seeing if there is anything else they may need while they are there. They get to the register and the line is 10 people ahead of them. Some people have two or three items and while others have a basket full; but everyone has what they need…while you are in line, you will find two types of people. Those that are in a rush to be out…They cannot stand still. They keep looking ahead to re-count how many people are ahead of them, as if magically everyone ahead of them are done. Then you have those that note how many people are ahead of them and they decide to browse through a magazine while they wait or check their phone for messages…they have learned how to trust the process. These people know their turn is coming; so they patiently wait. Each time a person finishes, the next person moves up a little more, until finally, it is your turn…and here is where we find ourselves. Some of us went into a period of transition, trial, and error; and came right out. Then there are those of us that went into what seemed like an eternity of testing and all we could do was learn to trust the process. And we find ourselves on the brink of ‘out’ and realize we were not the only ones coming out…there is a line. So yes it is your time—but guess what? The line has been moving, slowly but surely, and now it is your turn! Do not miss your moment by going back for something you think you have forgotten…Saints, I know no other way to tell you that you have been in line long enough…Step up! It is time to not only come out but it is time to step into your turn!