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The Ultimate Time Bender

Updated on March 29, 2017

All in God's Time

One of my favorite verses is Ecclesiastes 3:11. It says, "He has made everything beautiful in its time." I always pictured this to mean that every event that God has placed in your timeline has its own designated time to radiate beauty. While I still believe this to be true, I don't think God's plan is so strict that if you miss that time period, you'll never be able to redeem that time-sensitive situation. Time can be lost, but God always has a way of taking what could be regret and turning into a great story.

He has not set up one straight path from point A to point B on which He forces you to walk. Instead, the boundary lines fall for us in pleasant places (Psalms 16:6), and He gently nudges us back on His path when we encounter choices that were never set up for us by God.


Redemption

So what if you've fallen off of the path that God has created for you? And during that process of inching further away from His goodness, you feel as though your timeline has been so altered that it can't be repaired. Think about this:

David altered his timeline when he committed adultery and yet his title of being "A man after God's own heart" was never revoked. Gideon altered his timeline when he repeatedly acted out of fear and yet God did not hesitate to call him a "mighty man of valor." When Adam and Eve sinned, they created the biggest time alter of all time, for both themselves and all of humanity.

The Provision

God didn't just stand by and say, "Well, there goes that plan." Instead, God sent His son to the cross and allowed for the biggest miracle to take place. Through Christ, every person that has made a mistake obtained the ability to become justified through Him. This means that in Christ we are justified- just as if we were without sin. The biggest mistake ever made has been taken care of.

I used to prefer the version of Ecclesiastes that stated, "Everything is beautiful in IT'S time." I liked the solidity of it. Every situation has its own place. But if you focus too much on situations having their own designated spot, then what happens when you miss it and your timeline shifts? Another version says, "Everything is beautiful in HIS time." I've grown to like this version because the creator of time Himself is deciding to make situations beautiful. It's not so much that things have to happen perfectly in order for life to be beautiful but it's the fact that the God of all love and peace is drawing beauty out of everything. He is able and willing to bring you back to where you are supposed to be. The inventor of time wants to bring your heart close to Him again, and that's all He needs in order to close that time gap of regret! We need only to receive what He is so desperately wanting to give us!

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    • celafoe profile image

      charlie 

      11 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      the vast majority of articles on here promote false doctrines and do not promote the seriousness of the subject. Jesus, this age, eternity and other parts of being a true disciple of Christ. You write in a manner that is free and easy but hits home with a quiet sense of your heart of love for the things of God, and personal knowledge of Him.

      In other words I get the feeling you are clearly real and care about truth.

      I saw and see what you just to me said in you through your writing

      "I really try my best to be led in the articles I write and they stem from my relationship with God rather than a list of rules and obligation that would leave you in bondage.

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      Erica Ligocki 

      11 months ago from Colorado

      Thank you Charlie, I really appreciate it. That's encouraging to hear.

      I'm also curious though by what you mean as far as others not making this work? If you don't mind sharing?

      I really try my best to be led in the articles I write and they stem from my relationship with God rather than a list of rules and obligation that would leave you in bondage.

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      charlie 

      11 months ago from From Kingdom of God living on Planet earth in between the oceans

      You have a fresh, living, natural way of presenting things. I usually would not read this type of article but was provoked bu the Spirit to read this and wow, you make it work. I have seen others try to do this and never make it work. You will be effective in reaching some of the untouchables that those others have offended.

      Good Work, I look forward to read more from you.

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      Mark A Heading 

      17 months ago

      In God's Time. It may not look like your prayers are going to be answered, but after the miracle, and you look back on it, everything is for the best and you can see the providence of God and the way that He has worked in your life!

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