My son, Inioluwa, (He is 1 yr and seven months) has a habit of running around butt naked after his bath. I always have to chase him before I can get him dressed up. This morning it was quite chilly, so as soon as I bath him I hurriedly pulled him to the room so as to dress him up.
He screamed and struggled so much so that I found it difficult to wear his trousers. I had no choice but to throw him on the bed face down and put my leg on him (to hold him down).
Then and only then was I able to dress him up , though as you guessed, the screaming and struggling continued but I didn’t let him go until I succeeded in dressing him up.
I believe that’s how my life somehow is. I always want to achieve my desires and in good time, but sometimes some things keeps pressing me down and I scream and struggle under the weight. I never thought I might just be held down so that I could be well clothed for my destination. Sometimes I feel I’m being held back compared to some people I know but what if they were not properly dressed. If he kept running around naked in the chilly weather, he could catch a cold, and as a good mother (really trying), its my duty to protect him from that. The same way God is here to protect us from chills along the way.
Only God knows where we will be in future and all we could ever achieve. Another thing he knows is the timing. He knows the right time for everything. So do you feel like my son that you are being held down and slowed down. I’ve got good news for you, it’s in a bid to get you dressed for where you are going. Inasmuch as you wouldn’t like to get there naked, suck your stomach in and release your arms and Wait for Him, cos you sure need to look good and God is watching your back.
18 But God’s not finished. He’s waiting around to be gracious to you.
He’s gathering strength to show mercy to you.
God takes the time to do everything right — everything.
Those who wait around for him are the lucky ones.
(from THE MESSAGE)