I have been on an inspirational kick. I not only listen to uplifting music but I also read my Bible more and spend time meditating on God’s Word. The past few nights have been phenomenal. I have a loft in my house that is dedicated to prayer and quiet time. I pray in my room in the morning but I go up to the loft every night to spend time in the Lord’s presence away from all distractions. I wouldn’t trade that time for anything. As I was in meditative prayer the other night, I thought about how God is always active and how He works in our lives even when we are not aware of it. This morning I read a quote that reinforces that idea. The quote says “Sometimes God works secretly and behind the scenes, but He will reveal His work for us when the time is right.” Just because we don’t see anything happening doesn’t mean that nothing is happening. The God of behind the scenes is busy polishing things, sprucing up corners of our life story, cleaning up messes and organizing the next chapter of our lives. He does more than we know. Our job is to praise Him while we are waiting. His job is to set up the scene and get everything ready. He has a plan. Let’s trust and believe that He knows what He is doing.
When Jesus was born, there wasn’t a huge announcement around the world. Some people knew about it. The Three Kings knew. King Herod knew and tried to get rid of Him. Jesus grew up behind the scenes. His education and His upbringing were not displayed for everyone to see for a while. There were a few instances when as a kid He was preaching to a crowd but His ministry wasn’t widely publicized. He grew up as the son of a carpenter. He didn’t grow up as a king that everyone could visit and admire. He didn’t officially minister to the sick until He was an adult. The time before that was all preparation behind the curtains. God was working behind the scenes and most of the world wasn’t aware of it. Then God revealed His work at the right time. He performed miracles. He saved lives. He preached the Gospel. He changed the course of everything.
Today you might be in God’s preparation phase. You might be waiting for a breakthrough, for an answer to your prayers. Rest assured that God is working behind the scenes. He hasn’t forgotten about you. He is getting everything ready. He will come through for you. He has a plan. You will get what you need. Stay in faith and know that what is to come is exactly what you need. The Lord has most likely not revealed any part of His plan for you yet but it doesn’t mean there isn’t a plan. Enjoy the time of growth and development as you are waiting. Enjoy this time. God is giving you this time for you to live life to the fullest. It’s not a time of regression. It’s not a delay. It’s all preparation and fine tuning. There are many parties involved in your situation and each of them is getting squared away. Last summer I started meditating on the truth that God knows what He is doing and I don’t need to understand it all. I still hold on to that truth during prayer time. Friend, something beautiful is happening behind the scenes right now. God is working on your behalf. When the right time comes, you will see it come to pass. Stay encouraged!
Suggested reading: John 12:37-43; Romans 8:27-37; Galatians 3:6-9