“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:9).
Some people get troubled, almost to the point of despondency when it seems they haven’t been able to achieve their goals for success within a given time frame. Don’t be that way! When you get under pressure because of what you want to accomplish within a certain time, you become a slave to time. Use and invest your time wisely, but don’t be a slave to time.
Moses had this in mind when he prayed to the Lord to “…teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). Each day you live is an opportunity to accomplish so much, so schedule your day properly. Live your best every day. Do what you must do in pursuit of your God-given purpose, and trust the power of God’s Spirit to put you over. However, while at it, be conscious that you live in eternity—God’s realm of life where time is an interruption.
Furthermore, success is relative; in other words, it is measured at different stages. So, don’t become miserable just because you haven’t seen all the results you want. Review where you are now and make the necessary adjustments; imbibe the required learnings and forge ahead.
Success is also by grace; therefore, be more conscious of the grace-advantage; God’s divine ability to cause you to excel beyond your dreams. Psalm 37:4-5 says, “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”
Nothing is too difficult for, or impossible with, the Lord (Jeremiah 32:27). Therefore, trust Him; He is a restorer of time and of wasted years (Joel 2:25). Trust His ability to make you all He desires for you to be. He is more passionate about your success than you could ever be. He can do for you or cause you to achieve in a second, what naturally should have taken you five or ten years to achieve. Therefore, stand firm on His Word and refuse to gripe or panic about your goals and dreams.