The expression “timing is everything” often applies to failures and victories. When you force the issue, the results may not be what you want. However, as you wait for the ideal opportunity, success is a likely destination.
Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia, Acts 16:6.
Whether you are searching for a job, exploring a business venture or starting a ministry, there will always be unforeseen obstacles and road blocks. One day the apostle Paul assumed taking the gospel into Asia was a prudent decision. However, as he tried to cross the border into Bithynia, the Holy Spirit denied their entry.
When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to, Acts 16:7.
Whenever the Lord says not right now by failing to answer a prayer request, rejection is a hard pill to swallow. Trying to comprehend the mysteries of God can be frustrating, especially if you have been a faithful servant. Nonetheless, there will be head scratching moments in the future when you will receive a silent whisper, “not right now!”
by Jay Mankus