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Monday, March 11, 2013

When God Says Wait

In summary of Habakkuk 2:3 it says, “This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.”

Bottom Line:
The message will come true about the future.  If it seems slow in coming, be patient, it’s on it’s way and will arrive at the right time.

What this means to me:
I can always trust in what He tells me about the future.  His messages will always come true.  They are not there to deceive or disappoint me.  He fulfills what He says.  If I think its slow in coming, I just need to learn to be patient.  What He shows me will come true and will arrive just at the right time.  So as I make the decision to follow dreams/plans God places in my heart I can expect that delays will occur.  God will not fulfil my dreams/plans immediately because delays are a step he uses to build my faith.  In this passage of scripture God is saying "These things I plan won't happen right away, but slowly, steadily, surely, the time will approach when the vision will be fulfilled."  Its natural for me when I encounter delays to I ask “When Lord or was I correct in asking?”   Naturally I don’t like waiting, but I need to realize that the waiting teaches me to trust in God and not myself.  It helps me to remember that He is in control (not me.)  Over these periods of waiting I slowly learn that his timing is perfect.  I need to keep in mind that God's delay will never destroy his purpose and a delay is not a necessarily a deny.  So I need to realize that He is likely not saying "No," but instead saying, "Not yet."  I need to meet with God regularly, continue to do my part in faith and wait on his timing.