Here are 3 instances where God is often saying, “Your time is coming!”
1. If You Are Hoping for a Biblical Promise to Come True in Your Life
There’s a difference between a biblical promise God has made to all Christians compared to a personal promise you feel like God made to you. I would never say that you misheard God. I will say, however, that whenever God promises something, it always happens. So if a promise never happens, God didn’t say it.
This why we can be so confident that the promises in God’s word will come true (Isaiah 55:10-11). We know he has said them, thus we know they will happen. For example, in Romans 11:29 Paul is referring to God’s elect, which states, “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” Here we see the principle that when God promises something, it always happens; sometimes he’s just waiting for the right time. As 2 Peter 3:9 also states, “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
Thus, we will need to confirm God actually made a personal promise to us by waiting to see if it actually happens one day. But when it comes to the promises made in God’s word, we don’t need to have any doubts. We just need to have patience.
If you are waiting for a biblical promise to come true in your life, God is saying, “Your time is coming.”
2. If You Have Been Faithful with the Little
God does not give us tasks equal to our ability. He gives us ability equal to our tasks. But this ability is often created through a series of steps. God often gives us a little, teaches us through managing what we have, and then gives us more so we can develop more and more ability.
This was a part of Jesus’ point in his parable of the dishonest manager, “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?” (Luke 16:10-11). In his parable about the three servants with the three talents, he said, “For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away,” (Matthew 25:29).
When the man with ten talents showed his ability to manage them, he was given more. When the man who was given one talent showed he was unfaithful, he was given even less. Likewise, God often wants to give us more but he waits until we develop the ability to manage what we have.
If you are learning to be faithful with the little, God will bless you with even more.
3. If You Are Waiting for God to Bless the Obedient and Curse the Wicked
Yes, all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). No one can be saved by their own works (Ephesians 2:8-10). Without the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ coming to us through faith, we would all be in hell for eternity.
But in addition to the judgement we will all go through in regards to salvation, the Bible also states that one day we will all also give an account for the good and bad we have done, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil,” (2 Corinthians 5:10). We will all reap what we sow (Galatians 6:7-10).
If you are wondering when God will judge those who have wronged you, he’s saying, “Your time will come.” As Psalm 37:1-4 promises:
Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”