Messages from visiting pastors and others
The Lord is not subject to time and in fact does not dwell in time but permeates time as well as space. He is simultaneously every where and every when. Time is an element of His creation and a vital part of our environment, just as atmosphere and gravity are but He is neither dependent nor subject to any of them, though we, as part of His creation, most assuredly are.
God has laid out a time line that we must follow. This applies to the "grand scheme (like a painters easel, not a devious plan)" of things and it also applies to each individual as we pass through our little portion of time. He knows the beginning from the end and every aspect in between. Our journey along this path we call time is a learning, growth and application of God's will and plan for our lives. We are on a path of discovery of what He has laid out for us.
I said all that to say that the things we are being prepared for, the waiting that we do is for our preparation. When we are ready, He opens the door to what He has in store, whether it be the next level of faith, or service, or ability to function in His Spirit, or even to provide for your everyday needs as you mentioned, the right mate, a job etc.
When we humble ourselves, tune into God and His Will, we move through these doors more quickly, from our perspective. From God's perspective of course He knows the exact time you will be ready. That's why it seems some people advance more quickly in their walk with Jesus than others seem to. God does not hinder us but in His perfect plan He promotes our understanding of His plan when He knows we are ready for the next step and not until then. The most basic factor for our success is to be completely committed to putting our faith and trust in Him. It is not how well educated we are, how much talent we have, or even how long we've been working toward the goal. It is coming before the Lord with a simple, undiluted, childlike faith in Jesus. Moses had no plan (at least on record) of what he would do once he led the people out of Egypt, nor when he was trapped between the Red Sea and the army of Pharaoh. What he did have was a pure faith in God and His ability to deliver them as He saw fit. The People repeatedly doubted and were in fear but Moses was in faith. This prepared Moses to be used in such a mighty way.
I apologize for my long windedness. This has been on my heart several times this past week and you seem to have opened the door for me to express these thoughts.
God bless you. I pray you have a great day.