The thought for this post came from yet another awesome children's church lesson that I remember one of the teachers in our church doing a while back. I don't believe that it was even the main point of the lesson that day, but it spoke to me and I have not forgotten it since.
Have you ever become impatient while waiting for something to cook or bake? Sometimes we can get in a hurry, especially if we have other things we need to tend to. This can happen with pretty much anything in life--we are human and we have need of patience for a reason: Human beings are generally NOT patient. It's something that needs to be worked at.
But--what would happen if you threw a cake in the oven and took it out only 5-10 minutes later to serve? It simply wouldn't be done. There is a process when it comes to baking. It takes time. It we take it out too early, it won't be done and won't be able to properly feed others.
The very same is true when it comes to our lives. Sometimes we just want things now. We must remind ourselves that it is really not all about us, but about God and others. If we get impatient and take steps in our lives before the right time, our lives won't turn out the way God intended them to turn out-- and, they may not be able to feed others the way God had in mind. When someone obeys the will and timing of God, their life will be blessed and God will use them to bring life, help and strength to others. Too many people get impatient when it comes to God's will for their lives. You name it--jobs, marriage, careers, ministries, etc. With God's will there is also God's time.
Yes, the cake is supposed to come out of the oven. But when is the question. Someone else time may not be your time. Jesus said, "In your patience possess ye your souls." (Luke 21:19) Making impatient decisions in our lives can effect our eternal destinies. Let God have His perfect work! Have patience and wait on Him. If you do this, one day your life will feed others.