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Friday, April 13, 2012

When God Says to Wait

A summary of Habakkuk 2:3 says, "Lord told Habakkuk to write his answer plainly and in big letters on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others (even read on the run).  This vision-message is for a future time, it won’t happen right away... it’s a witness pointing to what’s coming.  It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled (it aches for coming - it can hardly wait and it doesn’t lie.)  If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place, it will come right on time."

Bottom Line:
God may very well choose to wait in making something occur in our lives.  He may provide some future vision, but it may not be for right now.  However, what he says will come at the right time.  If it seems slow, do not despair.

What this means for me:
I too, really hate to wait.  I’m sure this also relates to waiting for God to do something.  Often I think a delay means I need to find my own way to get it done, since I really want it.  Scripture is telling me that God may not be saying ‘no’ as much as he may be saying ‘not yet.’  He is using the delay to his purpose.  I need to learn to trust in him for what ever he feels best.  I ask the Holy Spirit to give me clear thoughts when this occurs or as I get impatient and try to make things happen on my own.