When is the Right Time?

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“There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1
I am currently listening to “When, The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing”  by Daniel H. Pink.  I find it fascinating the things people commit their lives too.  This entire book is about the study of time.
I’m about half way through it.  I have two thoughts as I’m listening to this book.  The first is, quite honestly, don’t you have anything better to do than study time?  The second is, you can’t put God in a box.
You know who has perfect timing?  It’s God.  Hands down, best timing ever!
So far, according to this book, there is a best time to think, there is a best time to exercise, there is a best time to take a nap.  If you optimize their studies and apply it to your life, you’ll learn how to live your life in a way that will always allow you to operate at peak performance.
Hogwash!
I’m not disagreeing that on an average day, I probably do make better decisions in the morning versus the afternoon when I’m not quite as fresh.  It makes sense if you want to lose weight, exercise in the morning before you eat and you’ll burn fat.  I believe an afternoon catnap can make you more productive the rest of the day.  These are all good points.
But God isn’t a point.  He is the Creator with a plan!
Romans 8:28 tells us all things work to the good for those who believe and trust in the Lord.  You know what that tells me?  That even if at 4:12 in the afternoon, when I am tired from an already long day, God can use any decision I make to the good.
See, I’ve learned in the 40 some years I’ve been walking with God, admittedly sometimes closer than others,  Romans 8:28 is true.  He does use all things to the good for those who believe and trust in Him.
He has used my fumbling’s, my blundering’s in ways I can’t even imagine.  In fact, I would go so far to say those have impacted people’s lives more than the things I’ve done right.  And the pains I’ve endured in this lifetime, not a one of them He hasn’t used to help others, in ways I wouldn’t of imagined.
I’ll finish the book.  I hate to leave a book unfinished.  I’ll glean some valuable tips from it.  But I know, if you truly want to have perfect timing you have to trust God for it.  No human on earth will ever find a formula to trump it!

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