Dear Daughter, why are you holding the clock in your hands??

It was my birthday a week ago….yaaay! I had a really amazing day, quiet but just the way I wanted it and the weather was great. I counted my blessings and you dear reader are one of them. I’m extremely grateful to you and God for your consistent support and reading of course.

So let’s get to this week’s gist! A few days ago, I promised my daughters they could sleep in my bed but only after I’ve had my quiet time. Princess T asked how long and I said to give me two hours.

The morning after I was in their room and noticed the wall clock was on her bed (see photo below). This was unusual, I found out whilst she was waiting for two hours to be up, she held the clock in her hands.

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The wall clock on Princess T’s bed

I stood there and it was impressed in my heart that this is how I (and maybe you) am with God sometimes. When God gives us a promise, we wait anxiously as though we do not trust He is able to do it at the time He promised He would.

  • What has God said to you?

In my usual fashion, I’ve to put out a disclaimer that I’m also learning just as you are and I would be a hypocrite to say I don’t worry or do everything that I say here but I’m committed to growing.

He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises

Romans 4 v 21

This verse is talking about Abraham and God’s promise. I know many of us shrink when we talk about him and his faith, it’s like something so high and unattainable but what gets me here is that ‘He had a promise’ and He knew it.

How can you hold on to what you do not know? So today, I will ask you dear friends, what has God said to you? What is your own promise?

You don’t need to have heard an audible voice or seen an angel, as long as you have access to a Bible then all that He has said to you is in there.

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  • God doesn’t change His mind about His promise

Recently, this has become a learning point for me in different ways. Whatever God has said, He is able and will do. Numbers 23:19 (ESV) says it all about God’s promises. Therefore, believe that God will do what He said He would do!

I’m not a preacher and I wish there was an easier way to remind myself of this daily. Every time you feel yourself slipping and worrying, remind yourself of the word.

  • Why are you holding your clock in your hands then?

Just like me, have you ever waited for something to happen so bad it feels like you’re holding the clock in your hands like Princess T?

Honestly, this is me. I was (sometimes am) a worrier. I thank God daily that Dr O and my close friends do not worry like I do, I learn from them. I have so many expectations and sometimes I find myself worrying rather than just trusting.

No matter how much we worry, it doesn’t make God do it quicker. He has made everything beautiful in its own time and it won’t happen a day earlier than He has planned.

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Worry and anxiety only robs us of moments and days of joy we cannot have back. Every time you find yourself worrying, go back to the word.

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Alongside some lovely people, I make weekly videos for children under age 5 for our virtual children church, we recently discussed worrying and the video really blessed me. This is the link to the video (especially for people like me that like cartoons).

So guys, till next week, remember Jesus does not want you to worry. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends. I leave you with the peace of God!

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Diana Migamba

Thank you for today’s message Dr.

We have to always learn to be patient and wait for God’s no matter how long u will hold on that clock when it’s not yet your time ur just wasting ur time. Out of experience God’s time is always the best.

Sometimes we want to force the clock to move so fast and we find ourselves breaking it what I mean is sometimes we force things to happen at the wrong time and we find ourselves spoiling the deal.

Patience pains but it pays.

It’s worth waiting for God’s time than man’s time.


Very inspiring. Patience is key


God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
Thanks for this inspiring post.

Olubusi Beatrice

When one serve God from the depth of ones heart, trusting and having faith in Him , he will never disappoint such a person.He. He has his own appointed time for His children. Patience is also the key word .Father Abraham at about One hundred years old was patient with God and the promise came to pass. The clock we are holding in our hands i s to proclaim the good news to the World but His appointed time will surely come to pass. Thanks dear Doc. f or this inspiring and insightful write-up.


Easier said than done with this post. A life without worry is a life well lived.

As a worrier myself, I can only hope to remember these words

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