Better Never Than Late?

A post published probably a year or more ago proclaimed “Timing is EVERYTHING!”

And a very recent post properly pointed to a certain politician (who’ll go unnamed in this post since I plan on preserving this place as predominantly politics-free) who announced a bid for president but chose to employ “NO DE-FENSE”.  He just let his main opponent keep punching him in the press and online without even so much as a peep.

He must’ve read that particular post (Pence, too, apparently) because just a day or few later he finally started to “put up his fists” and even “punch back” (offense… such as it is… let’s call it attempted  offense).

But in my humble view, because his timing was so off, so backwards, so out of order and out of line  with the Bible’s principles as put forth in that prior post, his recent change of heart/mind/strategy has come across as political (and perhaps personal) desperation, not strength.  A lot of people clearly agree with me since his poll numbers keep dropping… like I said in that post, that’s exactly what’s expected when one unwisely walks without any “armor” or “defense” (Ephesians 6:10-17).

In this case, it definitely would’ve been better never than late, because the inexplicable delay has actually made his situation even worse.

The point of this post isn’t primarily about politics or him personally but rather it’s for you and me, a reminder of the importance of timing in our decision-making and action-taking.

  • “He who blesses his friend with a loud voice EARLY IN THE MORNING [TIMING!], it will be reckoned [counted as] a CURSE to him.” (Proverbs 27:14, emphasis added)
  • “Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda, is he who sings songs TO A TROUBLED HEART [i.e., WHEN a heart is troubled… TIMING!]” (Proverbs 25:20, emphasis added)

In other words, timing is SO important, so powerful, that it can single-handedly take what would otherwise  be a good thing and turn it into a bad thing, can all by itself take what would otherwise  have been a blessing and turn it into a curse.  Very powerful principle!

While we would be wise to regularly pray for him and others in positions of political power (1 Timothy 2:1-2), let’s also turn his lemons into biblical lemonade (James 1) which we will hopefully share with others along the way.

Amazing how the answers and solutions and wisdom for everything, even politics, are all right there in the Bible!  It truly is the “user manual” for life.


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