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Right Down to the Millisecond!
By Joel Osteen - Feb 08, 2013
I know a young lady who was believing to meet the right man. She was in her early 30's and had never really had a serious relationship with anyone. She was starting to wonder if it was ever going to happen.

One day, she was driving home from work and had a flat tire. At first, of course, she was frustrated as she pulled over to the side of the freeway. In just a matter of seconds, another car pulled over. Out stepped this young man as handsome as can be. He walked up to her window and said, "Can I help you?"

She took one look at him and said, "I think you can."

He not only changed her tire, but he invited her out to dinner. Long story short, they ended up falling in love, and a year and a half later, they got married. Today, they're as happy as can be. I see them at Lakewood all the time. That wasn't a coincidence. It wasn't a lucky break. That was a set time ordained by the Creator of the universe.

Think about how precise God's timing is. The tire had to go flat at just the right time. An hour later and it wouldn't have happened. There had to be just the right amount of traffic. Too many cars; he would've been late. Too few cars; he would've been early. He had to leave his work at just the right time. One extra fifteen-minute phone call and that would have never worked out. The timing was down to the split second for it to all fall into place.

What am I saying? You can trust God's timing. God has it all figured out. What you're praying about, what you're believing for, it's not going to be one second late. If it hasn't happened yet, it doesn't mean something is wrong. It doesn't mean God is mad at you. It doesn't mean it's never going to work out. God has already established the time down to the split second. You don't have to worry. You don't have to live frustrated. Stay in peace. Enter into this rest. God has you in the palm of His hand. Your steps are being directed by the Creator of the universe; not randomly, not vaguely; no, right down to the millisecond! Down to the most finite, small detail. When you understand this, it takes all of the pressure off. You won't go around wondering when something is going to happen. "God, when are You going to change my husband? God, when are You going to answer my prayer?" No, trust that the time has been set. Know that He is faithful. Believe that He is at work behind the scenes. Whether it's 20 minutes or 20 years, He will bring it to pass. He is at work in you, and He will fulfill every desire He has placed in your heart!
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