Time is what makes us who we are, time is everything. There is a time and season for every single thing, all the way from growth to death. There is a time. What time are you reading this post? You’ll finish reading it at a particular time as well. Well, as we have learnt over time, time can be measured. Time is measured in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, years. That’s good enough, it’s all we got on time interestingly. The universe is built around time, so no one can say “I’m about to live outside time.” That would mean death. We have mornings, afternoons and evenings simply because they follow the time, its the same with the seasons. When someone dies, it is said that it is the end of the persons time on earth.
We use our wristwatches to know the time from time to time, although now our gadgets do the same job. There are some things naturally expected to happen to us at a certain age. Go to school, work, get married, have children, retire, leave a legacy and so on. I’m sure you all know this. But have you really wondered about what Gods time seems like? God operates outside of time (eternity), our own time features in Gods own time. But many times we just want Gods time to feature in our time, like “God please do this thing in my life at this time, don’t let me down” Sometimes God shows up and sometimes he doesn’t. When he doesn’t, we end up angry, frustrated and even bitter too because we think he has let us down, and its totally unfair because we saw others get what we needed. This scripture has really helped my perspective when it comes to understanding Gods time.
But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. – 2 Peter 3:8
Let’s look at this scripture critically. While we have our way of measuring time. Here is how God does his own. 1 day = 1000 years, 1000 years = 1 day. Sorry folks while you can’t have the vice versa kind of time that God does. Now let’s analyze: God own day is a thousand years meaning 1 of Gods day = 365,000 of mans days (If we don’t count the leap years). What a long day you may say, but its to us it seems so. Between year 1000 and year 2000, was just a day to God. He was like “Phew a day is gone already?” Lol. We serve a great God. So in all our noise and enjoyment in life, how much of Gods day do we really have? If a man lives to age 80, which we can say is a good age, he has just existed in 8% of Gods day 🙂 Which would equal approximately 2 hours in your day. Meaning if you slept for 8 hours per day, about 320 years on earth would have passed… Hahahaha, you see why God doesn’t sleep or slumber now? Now lets imagine again, do you know that the amount of people in the world right now, are all existing in the frame of Gods time. Like the man that lived to be 80 years, has not been the only one alive in the last 80 years, the entire world has been alive as well in the past 80 years, which means the entire world has been in 8% of God’s day. So how much of a bother do you think your life is to God?? No wonder Jesus said in Matthew 6 that we should not worry about anything, food, water, shelter, clothing, Gods today is bigger than a hundred times of your life time.
The next part of this verse baffles me more than the first part. ‘And a thousand years is like a day’ Seriously?? Ehrm you would think that this part just means the earlier one we discussed, but one day I got a different revelation, that God has a thousand years in your one day. What this means is that God has more than enough time in your one day to do whatever he needs to do. He can make your day super super slow that he arranges, aligns and makes it the way he wants. Have you noticed how much detail God has and takes into perspective, its a lot. This is one of the things that makes me know that nothing happens without Gods knowledge. Many times we just think God has missed something, but we have just tried fixing God into our minds and comprehending him even though He is way bigger. God has gone through your entire life before you started living it.
The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. 2 Peter 3:9
This is just a great close to this post. With the previous knowledge and revelation of a great God and his own time, don’t you ever think God is slow about his promise. “He is being patient for your sake.” I’m sure that sounds unbelievable to some people, remember when things didn’t go as you planned, and you said its how God wanted it, this scripture shows that God was simply trying to be patient for your good. And this is the greatest and most loving truth we can see from our great heavenly father “ He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.” This is the reason why many people are given chances over and over again to try and make their lives right with God, believe in Jesus and accept him as their saviour. I’m glad I have accepted him, but have you? God is still giving you time. Don’t waste it.
“A day is ‘like’ a thousand years to the Lord” the word ‘like’ shows that a day could be or could be more than a thousand years to the Lord, its simply a sort of estimation. Our God is greater and higher that our thoughts, lets learn to trust him in our situations regardless of how joyful or painful they may be.. Always remember ‘Gods time is not your time, but we can only wait for ours to feature in His’. It’s a great thing to know that God takes note of us, He knows us even in the multitude. Never think he has forgotten you, he has all the time to move you forward, promote you, put you ahead, and change your situation.
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