‘In due season He will honour you with every blessing.’ Psalm 37:34 TLB
When God gives you a promise or a vision for your life, it’s like a seed. It needs time to take root and grow before it can bear fruit. It’s like the birth of a baby. First conception, then pregnancy, and finally delivery! And what do good parents do during this time? Prepare! They get ready for the challenges and responsibilities of parenthood.
You may think you’re ready to take on the future, but God knows when you’re really ready. Though he had already been anointed king, David still had to wait about 15 years for the throne to be his. And during that time he learned valuable lessons. Here’s one of them: ‘Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act! Keep travelling steadily along His pathway and in due season He will honour you with every blessing.’ (Psalm 37:34 TLB)
Learn the difference between what you can do and what God can do. If you don’t want to risk delaying the fulfilment of God’s plan for your life, don’t get ahead of Him. ‘The vision is yet for the appointed time… it will not fail. Though it delays, wait for it; for it will certainly come.’ (Habakkuk 2:3 KJV) Everything God does is by appointment. And an appointment is simply an event that has already been set. God has scheduled a time for bringing to pass two things in your life: His promises and your vision. Nothing the enemy does can alter those timings.
So, when you grow impatient, remind yourself, ‘My life can’t end without this happening. God said it, and He will do it!’
SoulFood: Heb 5–8, Matt 12:1–14, Ps 93, Pro 11:30–31
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023