For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3 (NIV)
You do know that I have given you dreams. I have given you visions. I have given you a desire to be used by me to accomplish my purposes and fulfill my plans. Do you know these things to be true? Yes, I know that you have given me dreams. I am certain that you have given me visions. I have no doubt that you want to work in and through me. I am sure that you want to use me to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. I do detect some hesitancy within you. Let’s talk about your hesitancy. Well, not every dream you have given to me has been fulfilled. That, no doubt is the hesitancy you detect in me. I don’t doubt you. I don’t me. With delay, I sometimes wonder if I heard you correctly. Was what I thought was a God given dream just me, and my thoughts run amuck? You can be sure of one thing about dreams that I give to you. What’s that? They will not be fulfilled in an instant. Have I not already fulfilled many of the dreams I have given to you? Yes, you have fulfilled many of the dreams you have given to me. Have any dreams I have given to you been fulfilled in an instant? Were any dreams you received from me accomplished overnight? No, I can’t think of any dreams you have given to me that were fulfilled in an instant or accomplished overnight. What have I done in and through you as you have waited for one of my dreams to be fulfilled in, through, or for you? You have taught me to wait patiently and faithfully. You have taught me to trust and rely on you. You have taught me to keep my heart and mind and life focused on you. You have helped me to know, without a doubt, that you are preparing me to fulfill your dreams, accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans in, through, or for me. So, what have you been doing and what will you be doing as you wait patiently and faithfully for me to fulfill dreams, I have given to you? I will keep on loving and following and serving you. I will keep on going where you guide me. I will keep on doing what you ask of me. My heart and mind and life will be entirely focused on you. That will be very good. You can be sure that I will fulfill the dreams that I have given to you. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I know you have given me dreams. I know that dreams you give me are not fulfilled in an instant. I will wait patiently and faithfully for you to fulfill the dreams you have given to me. In the meantime, I will keep on loving, following and serving you. Amen
Key Question… Why can you be certain that God given dreams will take time to be fulfilled?
Living It Out… Wait patiently and faithfully for God to fulfill the dreams He has given to you as you love, follow, and serve Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will fulfill the dreams He has given to you.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God has already fulfilled dreams He has given to you.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you wait patiently for the Lord to fulfill dreams He has given to you.
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