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Jan
2018
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God of the Unexpected

When I became pregnant at 17, I didn’t expect it. I didn’t think it. Not in my WILDEST dreams did I imagine this would ever happen. But, it did!

I expected to have children in my life. But, I did not expect to have children right out of high school. I had plans. I was going to go to college.

Contrast that, to my second child. We wanted to wait until Austin was old enough to babysit before we had another baby. (I just want you to know…that didn’t work out!)

It took us FOREVER to get pregnant. First, God healed me of cervical cancer. Then I got pregnant. Then I had a miscarriage. Then I had to wait months. And then, it took several more months to get pregnant again.

So, my whole plan was years BEHIND schedule. I wanted to have a second child by the time I turned 30. There I was, 33.

Things don’t always work out according to OUR expectations.

BUT GOD! He always has a plan.

Have you ever felt like God was pushing you at different times? He sees SOMETHING in you that you haven’t even identified yet. He wants you to birth something that you didn’t even know you had in you.

What is God pushing you on?

Sometimes, we think God is early. Sometimes, we’re sure God is late. But rest assured, God is always right ON TIME!
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Are you questioning God’s timing in your situation? Please, tell us about it, below.

8 Responses

  1. Mary

    I have learnt through experience that God always has my best interest, however i have been praying for a husband for a long time now, and i am worried because i am now 42, my 2 kids are growing and the hope of getting a 3rd child is fading by minutes.

  2. Nancy

    I’ve been waiting to be married for 25 years, I’m a single mother of one and just wrote a book at 51. I’m not real sure I understand God’s timing, I think I may have delayed a lot of it.

  3. I am 63, single and no home of my own, and so many doors have been closed by ABBA, which I have spent most of this year trying to figure out what HE was trying to do.
    I started attending a Biblical Counseling Class (self introspection), that my Rabbi was offering to anyone interested in being a counselor, and my world started coming unglued at the “seams”.
    I was fired from my swim instructing job that I had been at for 8 1/2 years, truly spiritual warfare. Then I was down to watching some of my grandchildren for very little income and many stressful hours each week. Gave notice that I was done, applied for social security, tried another job, sporadic and few hours, added another part time job that blew up on me! I do not fit into the Northern Virginia area any more, extremely liberal and I have to tolerate liberal lectures all the time, including from my children.
    I have spent a lot more time in HIS word,since I cannot get work. I volunteer at the local jail each Monday morning, BSF bible study each Wednesday morning, and many (10 – 19) bible studies each day from the bible app on my phone. I am seeing HIM at work in healing some deep issues that are not compatible with our spiritual walk.

  4. Genesis

    I think a lot of times I find my self questioning God’s timing when I think way to much . I am Mexican. Mexican women are “supposed” to marry young and have babies young. I am 21 and people keep saying why am I taking so long. Sometimes I get sad thinking that maybe those past relationships were meant for me to get married but then I think but they were not Christian.. Right now I am in school, although I don’t have a job I think he wants me to volunteer in Faith church more. I don’t know when my husband will come but in the mean time I am working on bettering myself and trying to be close to God. So when my husband comes I will definitely know he is the one. Also I am the first to go to college in my family God is good!! Thanks pastor needed this XOXOXO

  5. Nakita

    Right now……sigh…..it feels like everything is up against me. It’s like I don’t know which way to go. I know God is pushing me, but I don’t know where to start. I know I have a calling on my life, but I don’t know how walk in it. I’m 31, second marriage with children! I’m the strongest in my household, and dealing with spiritual warfare. Pray my strength and for a discernment from God. That I hear His voice and move in His way.

  6. Angel

    Hi Nicole
    You are an inspiration for us all. God does miracles in our lives at his own time. Me and my husband have been trying for a baby since the past four years. After trying seven rounds of fertility treatments and experiencing two miscarriages we’re still waiting for our miracle. Today was one of those days where I wasn’t feeling so good about myself but after reading your post I felt encouraged. Thank you for that.

  7. Marcia Ridgell

    Pastor Nicole,
    Last week Tuesday night I wasn’t surprised when Pastor David revealed what the Holy Spirit revealed to him about me. I started assisting students in Jamaica obtain scholarships to high school in 2015 after my uncles funeral and saw the conditions in my childhood district.
    Two months later I was in a MVA, ten months after that I got hurt at work and later lost my job because my injury was not healed.
    My goal is to build basic schools all over Jamaica and the world I believe Christian education is the single most important tool we can give children to equip them for our world and keep them grounded in our Lord.
    At age three I was in that school and I still remember the things I learned then. If my parents hadn’t left Jamaica when I was four and ended my basic education I can’t imagine what my life would have been.
    I let God down in 1983 when I prayed to get the dream job as a model and walked away because it was in Japan and I was afraid that because I didn’t know the language that I would be taken advantage of. God gave me the job of a life time and I didn’t trust Him to protect me. Now I ‘m asking Him to trust me.
    Marcia Ridgell.

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