The following is an exerpt from A.W. Tozer’s book, I Call It Heresy! I always appreciate his insights and his powerful way of speaking the truth in love. He does not tickle ears, nor did he bask in having a following and creating a name for himself. He only desired to elevate Christ.
God has said He will exalt you in due time, but remember, He is referring to His time and not yours!
Some of you are actually in a fiery furnace right now. You are in a special kind of spiritual testing. The pastor may not know it and others may not know it, but you have been praying and asking the Lord: “Why don’t you get me out of this?”
In God’s plan it is not yet “due time.” When you have come through the fire, God will get you out and there will not be any smell of smoke on your garment and you will not have been harmed.
The only harm that can come will be from your insistence that God must get you out sooner than He plans.
The Lord has promised to exalt you in due time and He has always kept His promises to His people.
As children, we can always afford to wait. A saint of God does not have to be concerned about time when he is in the will of God.
I Call It Heresy! pp. 116-117