#7. Trust in the Timing of God for Ultimate Fruitfulness.

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All good things happen in God’s timing. When God’s people try to speed up the process of salvation—or slow things down—we get in the way of what the Holy Spirit is doing. Perhaps this is the point of Paul’s comment when he wrote this:

“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

Galatians 5:25, NIV

We are able to keep in step with the Spirit as we keep a couple of things in mind:

A. God is at work in the life of every single person. He is actively drawing everyone to himself. So why aren’t more coming into a relationship with him? There are lots of reasons and maybe that could be the topic of a great series of blogs. Regardless of any reasons, all you need to know is that he is actively drawing everyone to himself. That is a valid assumption that affects the way we do evangelism and outreach. When connecting with not-yet Believers it is good to assume God wants to bring each one to himself.

B. God wants to use you as a bridge to bring others around you into the Kingdom.

C. In light of the above, relax. Allow him to use you. Don’t stress. Pray in faith. He is at work. Your job isn’t to make something happen by your own efforts. Join with what God is already up to. He is already at work. Catch up with him and have some fun.


Steve has spoken, mentored and modeled to churches and leaders around the world with the simple message that anyone – regardless of their gifting or experience – can be involved in bringing God’s loving kindness to others. His first book, Conspiracy of Kindness has been translated into several languages with more in the works. His first book has sold over 300,000 copies. Altogether his books have sold over 500,000 copies.