She sat across the table counselling with me. She had been away for some months due to the pandemic. After listening to her for a while and hearing about her plans and all that, I had to remark that she has changed for the better. She had passed the test of time.

Friend, the test of time is the ultimate test. I’m sure you must have heard people say that, “time will tell…”. That statement is pregnant with meaning. It means that stuff are revealed with time. Time is a clarifier. It helps clarify what we think God is saying. This is why you should learn to subject divine leading to time.

Time is a differentiator. Stop being in a hurry to prove a point to anyone, time will tell the difference between “those that serve God and those who serve Him not…” (Malachi 3:18). Time is a processor; it would process you for what God has packaged for you. When time is processing you, you need the baptism of patience so you won’t truncate divine plan (Hebrews 6:12, 10:36).

The difference between “Here” and “There” is “T” and that “T” stands for “Time”. I know you are desirous of getting “There”. I know you can’t wait to be what God has shown you. But you need to remember that it would happen with time. Joseph’s dream took 13 years to be fulfilled (Genesis 37:2, 41:46). Abraham’s promise took decades.

“And it came to pass in the process of time…” (Judges 11:4). Jephthah never minded the rejection, he only submitted himself to the process of time. In the same vein, never mind the lack you are currently experiencing. Never mind that the Church or business seems not to be growing as you would have wanted. Allow God to process you in time. God will grow you before He grows your Church or business.

Remember that God does not give you what you pray for but what you are ready for (1 Samuel 1:19). Few years from now, a lot of things would have changed in and around your life. The wisdom here is to not allow time to just pass. Make the right investment. Submit to the right process and become God’s best for you. The test of time is the ultimate test. You will succeed!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria