Habakkuk 2:3 (NKJV)
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.”
This is the promise you’ve been waiting for. I believe strongly that this message is for many of us.
We get all messed up with expectations from our instant society. We want what we want. And, as if that were not bad enough, we want it now. Period. No deviations. Nothing else will do.
How many times have you looked back on your past and realized the very thing you knew you had to have, and you actually got it, turned out to be a sham, a disappointment, sometimes a total disaster? If only I’d waited with a bit more patience, if only I’d not pressed so hard. If only… I can feel my cheeks flush as I consider this truth in my life.
God wants to give us the desires of our hearts but He’s set on it coming about in His way, in His timing. His ways don’t usually follow exactly what I had in mind however, when I’ve set myself to not “make it happen,” the Lord has never once disappointed me.
He’s my good Father in heaven and He wants to give me good gifts. His heart is set on helping me grow and my growth comes about as I learn to wait on Him. Seems to me that every time I bolt ahead, I fall down. When I wait, I realize the amazing gifts of love He’s had planned all along.
I looked up the root words in this passage from Habakkuk. Interesting. Every word there translates pretty much as it is written. No hidden meanings, no surprises. The visions from God are indeed for an appointed time and they will come exactly at the appointed moment.
John 14:27 (NKJV)
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Be peaceful as you wait for Him to bring about His gifts for you, to you, and through you. Don’t worry. They will not tarry; they will come in just the right time, in just the right moment. His moment…and it will surely come!