GOD'S VISION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN TIME
God's vision comes by revelation. It's a vision prepared and outlined for His own people, including you. His vision is about who He is and the specific plans He has for you.
Reference: Habakkuk 2:3 The Message (MSG) 'his vision-message is a witness pointing to what's coming. It aches for the coming - it can hardly wait! And it doesn't lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It's on its way. It will come right on time.'
God’s timelessness has big implications for your life. Even before God created you, he prepared the dream you have or vision you are running with- specially for you. How do I know this? Its simple! Before God formed the first man, Adam, He already created the garden of Eden and prepared it ahead of Adam's arrival. Then He put Adam in the midst of it to nurture, cultivate and take care of it (see Genesis 2:15). Another Scripture that confirms this is Ephesians 2:10 (NIV), which reads, 'For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.' He always prepares it in advance, which means, you simply came to fulfil what is written concerning you (see Hebrews 10:7).
The timing of your God's given vision is perfect because God is always on time. Even when you don't understand it, remember that God exists beyond time; He has a different view of time because He is timeless. Therefore you must keep working on it in line with His will. The Contemporary English Version (CEV) of our referenced Scripture says, 'at the time I have decided, my words will come true. You can trust what I say about the future... keep on waiting - it will happen.' This is God's Word, not man's word. But here's the question: How many people today can believe God's Word and wait for it, even when everything around them speaks contrary or seems opposite in nature? When we are in a hurry, we can't wait! Yet God says, 'even if the vision is not fulfilled right away, wait patiently; for it will certainly come to pass - it will not arrive late.
I've just remembered sharing a story in the Bible concerning a blind man Jesus took outside the village and spat on his eyes. When Jesus put His hands on him, He asked him what he saw. The man said, 'I see people; they look like trees walking round. The man saw the vision of what the forest would become. Even though the forests were full of trees, soon it could become a market place or a city full of people walking round (see Mark 8:23-26). That's symbolic of a vision that will speak. Interestingly, most people start off with a big vision and a big goal; they have some kind of plan or project to pursue and move it forward. However, I’ve discovered that over time, more and more people give up on those precious vision before it’s accomplished because it doesn’t happen fast enough.
Sometimes, people abandon their vision because of other people's opinion and discouraging words. Sometimes, when the tendency to move forward is challenged, they give up, forgetting that a vision from God must be tested. The Bible says, 'Until the time his prediction came true, the word of the Lord tested him' (see Psalm 105:17-19 HCSB). In other words, until his dream came to pass, the word of the Lord tested and tried Joseph, but Joseph never gave up on his dream.
Maybe you have had your dream battered. Maybe you have had your dream broken. Or maybe, out of discouragement and disappointment, you have buried your dream. I tell you, 'you’ve given up on it too soon'. What you failed to realise is that, if the dream or vision is a revelation from the Father, you would be given an opportunity to give up on it. But God doesn’t want you to do that. If God gave you a dream for your life, it will happen. Just be patient and true with God because God is never in a hurry and He's never late.
Scripture Reading - Jeremiah 29:11; Proverbs 29:18; Habakkuk 2:2; Revelation 21:5.
Guided Prayer: Thank you Father for teaching me how to hold fast to my dream and vision in terms of patience because I have your Word richly stored in my heart. By faith in your Word, I fuel my strength and courage to continue moving forward however the path may be, in Jesus' Name, Amen!