He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.
As each month passed with another negative pregnancy test, my heart broke a little more. When the pieces of my broken heart joined what I had declared a broken uterus, anger crept into my spirit. I found myself angry at expectant mothers for they had what I wanted. Angry at working mothers for they weren’t spending enough time with their precious little ones. Angry at God for he wasn’t giving me my deepest desire. I was angry.
It was easy to feel angry because I felt cheated. I spent my childhood dreaming of being a mother and now that I felt it was time, it wasn’t happening. I was placing my hopes and dreams on my time-table, not His.
In Acts, we are reminded that it is not for us to know the times or dates the Father has set. It is not our time-table. When I finally accepted that my being a mother was in God’s time, under His authority, the anger subsided. When we rest in the knowledge that God has our times and dates declared, the pressure is released.
Satan emphasizes our timelines and encourages our disdain when it doesn’t happen. By seeking our own personal agendas, we open a door, with a blazing red carpet, for Satan to enter and instill in us a feeling of hurt and anger. By trusting in the dates and times God has chosen, we are breathing fresh air, washed in the peace of His authority.
Today, let go of the anger and resentment stemming from your unmet timeline. Hand your planner, desk calendar, your life over to the maker of perfect plans, trusting your Heavenly Father to orchestrate the dates and times.