“Though it tarries, wait for it. For it will certainly come, it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3
Key #6 -Vision will manifest itself in God’s time.
Habakkuk had to wait patiently for his vision. God revealed to him that He would use the wicked Babylonians to punish Judah. He would allow the Babylonians to rule for a season, but in due time they would be punished for their wickedness. Habakkuk teaches us the all-important virtue of waiting.
God desires for us to know through Habakkuk’s vision that we are to cherish our waiting period. Though it may take a while before your vision unfolds, you are to use the waiting period as a time to grow in knowledge and walk in wisdom. Your waiting period is your proving ground to make the necessary preparation you need because when your vision begins to manifest itself, you want to be ready to operate in it.
Don’t rush your vision
Please do not rush your vision. Be patient. When you make your own plans to execute, you force those plans into your own timetable and can possibly delay your destiny. Vision manifests when God determines the time. When the time is right, God will unveil your vision progressively. I know from experience that waiting takes patience. The difficulty of patience surfaces when you see the possibilities, but it seems things are moving in molasses.
You may have written your vision in explicit details. You may have been following it to the letter, but it seems nothing is working out. It seems the more you work towards your vision, the more difficult it gets. The more attacks you encounter, the more aggravated and frustrated you become. You may get to the point that you just want to bail out. You want to tell God that, He can have this vision because it isn’t worth the time and energy.
Whether it is going back to school, exercising more days a week, turning off the television and reading or learning a new area at work, you must make the necessary preparation to bring your vision forth. You are going to have to work on your vision when others are playing, sleeping and having a good time.
You are going to have to make some sacrifices that will cost you something in the short term, but hang in there because your release is coming soon. You cannot quit when your vision journey becomes a little uncomfortable and the road gets bumpy just know that the finish line is in front of you.
Your revealed vision will inspire you to look beyond your waiting process and see your future promise. Now, when I talk about waiting, I am not talking about waiting like at a bus stop. At a bus stop, you just stand waiting on the next bus to arrive. When I talk about waiting, I am talking about waiting like a server at a restaurant.
A good server is constantly moving, taking care of the customers who he is responsible for. If he wants a good tip, he will make sure his customers are properly served. He does not stop making sure their drinks are filled and their food is properly prepared. He continues to provide excellent service until the customers leave.
The server anticipates at the end of the meal, if he has provided superb service, he knows he stands a great chance of getting an excellent tip. But, even if he does not get the tip he thinks he deserves, when the next customer comes he gives the same excellent service because he still anticipates a good tip.
Just as a server is anticipating a good tip from the excellent service he gives, it is crucial that we serve in excellence anticipating receiving the rewards of our vision in this present life and the life to come.
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