We all know that when it is time to start a race, everybody waits for the blast of the gun or the sound of the whistle; but in our daily lives, the opposite is the case. In an attempt to beat the gun, we discover that we are the worse for it; we pay dearly for it.
If any person beats the gun, that person would be called back to begin afresh, while others are still waiting patiently for the sound of the gun. This is what we mean by the saying, “More haste, less speed”, meaning that if you are in a haste to achieve something, you are likely to make costly mistakes that would pull you back, if not down. This is exactly what is happening today.
The game of football is the best way of explaining the philosophy of life. At the football field, when you are in a haste to score, you are likely to break the rules by going off-side and that would make the referee to blow against you thereby causing some setback to your team. When such things happen, you find yourself from the position of an attacker to that of a defender and if care is not taken, you could suffer a greater loss.
Many who were in the position of leadership are now in the position of followership because they were pulled back because of their quest to make it quick.
Many have touched money by hook or crook in the past, but today they are back to square one trying to make a new beginning, while others pay dearly with their own lives and those of their close ones. This is what happens in an attempt to beat God’s appointed time.
On the other hand, when it is God’s appointed time for one to make it, I mean to possess one’s possession, there are no strings or conditions attached. They would come when they should. I mean, they would come when the time comes – even in the face of life’s threats and uncertainties, even in the face of envy, jealousy, hatred, persecution and the like.
Remember, when God sets a time for a man, He guards it jealously. Because we are impatient; I mean, because we cannot see beyond our present circumstance, we begin to seek shortcuts, we begin to beat the gun, that is, trying to beat God’s appointed time. People of God, don’t be in haste, they would come when the time comes.