In Due Time

There are several powerful verses that refer to God’s work in you being completed “in due time.”
Peter declares in his first epistle chapter 5 verse 6, Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. There are seasons of trials that we must go through that are not easy. In fact, they are quite painful. All of us believers have to understand that God is not nearly as interested in our comfort as He is in our character. The Bible says Roman 8:28&29 that He works all things for our good with the end purpose being the development of the character of Christ in each of us. We have to allow Him to finish His work in due time. As much as we may try, we cannot hurry up His process.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. When seeds are sown, it takes time for the seeds to germinate and grow to fruition. In due time, the seeds’ growth is complete and their purpose is fully developed. Do not grow weary!  Do not give up.
1 Samuel 1:20 And in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, for she said, “I have asked for him from the LORD.” In the Old Testament, Elkanah had two wives, one was name Hannah and the other one was named Peninnah. Penninah was able to have children but Hannah was not. As a result, Penninah treated Hannah hurtfully. Elkinah along with Hannah prayed that her womb would be open for conception and then birth. “In due time,” Hannah conceived and gave birth to a child. Oh by way, this baby ended up being one of the mightiest men of God in Israel, Samuel. She gave birth in due time. As much as Elkanah and Hannah tried to speed up the process, they couldn’t.
God wants us to live out our lives in the character of Christ. One of the key ways of doing this is allowing us to go thru seasons of trials. This passage in James will make it clear why. James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work (in due time) so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
In obedience, allow God to finish His good work in you in due time so that you will be mature and complete, lacking nothing. Amen!

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