Time To Roll Over

My son has struggled to learn to roll over. While most babies his age are rolling left and right, my son just likes to sit. His sitting posture is beautiful and straight, however, there are key developmental processes in him learning to roll.

We try to play with him on the floor to encourage his rolling. We show him how it’s done by rolling him back and forth. But he still lays still and whinges if he feels he’s been on the floor too long.

That is until he gets in his cot.

As soon as I lay him down for a sleep he starts moving around. He’ll wiggle and wiggle until he’s able to roll onto his tummy. But once he’s there he gets tired of holding his head up so he cries. And all hope of sleep is gone.

Rolling is important. But there is the right time and place for it! That’s very hard to explain to a baby.

Often we can get the timing wrong too. We may have certain gifts and abilities God has given us. It may not be that we shouldn’t use them, but we may need to use wisdom as to when is the right time to use them.

A friend of mine had the opportunity to visit the Holy Land on a tour. It would have been a great experience but it came at a bad time for work. She had to weigh up which way she would go. The Holy Land tour was a good thing, but was it the right time?

God has impeccable timing. I think it helps that He knows our past but also recognises our future. We cannot predict our future, but we can use wisdom in the present to determine God’s divine timing in our lives.
Lord, may You show us the perfect timing for the right things in our lives. Amen.
When have you misjudged God’s timing?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.