Growing up my parents took pictures and had a few different cameras over the years. Being that I was a child of the 1970’s, a popular camera was called a Polaroid. Or Instamatic which I’m not sure was a nickname for it or a actual brand name. It had special film and after taking the picture, the image would appear on the film after a few minutes.
I was often so excited to see this picture I would try different techniques to speed this process up like putting it near light, shaking the picture, or just walking around with it convinced I could make a difference.
My parents would often say,” Put it down. The picture isn’t ready yet.”
As a adult, I try mostly unsuccessful to speed up or facilitate the process of developing my personal picture of life. Like the childhood techniques with the Polaroid, they don’t work, are time consuming, and I end up exhausted from the effort.
My lesson in the faith dare study is that you can’t get the picture God has for your life any faster than when it is exactly ready to develop. Asking for something, trying to rush it or force it doesn’t bring it on any faster.
It’s all about knowing that God knows us perfectly and has the total picture and it will be revealed to us in his time.