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I have to ask the question: are you tired of waiting? Waiting for what you may ask: a fulfillment of a dream, vision or calling. It is not easy in our society today to wait for something. We have to have it all now. I mean right now. It all has to come together just like we thought. After all, that is what we fill ourselves with – instant gratification.
Habakkuk took a different route. He stood on the wall to look to see what the Lord was doing. (Hab. 2:1) In his waiting he also thought about how he would answer the Lord.
I know how difficult it is to wait for something the Lord has promised. Several years ago, we were given a vision to provide a place for leaders. It has grown as we have prayed over it. The timing seemed right to come out to the mountains. Look for the land while working and then build. But that is not how it has come about. We are starting small.
We wrote the vision out so that we could run with it. It is written so that others can read and run as well. To be honest, it feels like while we are running we are doing a whole lot of tripping and falling. Sometimes, it doesn’t seem like it will come to pass.
This is when I come back to the word of God. I have to remind myself that this belongs to God. He placed the vision in my heart. I also have to stand on the next part of Hab. 2:3, which reads: “It hastens toward the goal, and it will not fail.” Notice it doesn’t say you will hasten. It says “it” will hasten. It is whatever God has asked you to do. It continues with “though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.” Words to stand on because waiting take patience. Patience builds endurance and perseverance. I know that there are times when I am not good at this either.
For me, the answer is yes; I have gotten tired of waiting. However, I am still moving forward with the plans and purposes written down. This is when I remain centered on Christ – His plans and his purposes. Waiting to hear what He would say and watching to see what He will do on my behalf.
If you are like me, let me encourage you! The promise is in Habakkuk 2:3b: “though it tarries, wait for it, for it will certainly come, it will not delay”.