Proverbs 13:12New King James Version (NKJV)
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
Have you been to that point where you are just about to give up on your dreams? I think we have all been to that place where the hope we once had for something seems to be waning and is almost gone. It seems that at those points, often times, God will send a prophetic word to us to ignite the flame of hope once again.
When He does that be reassured, this is in God’s plan for your life. I believe that there are no “waiting rooms” or “holding patterns” for the people of God. God has a purpose for your life, and if it doesn’t seem like your walking in it right now, that doesn’t give you license to just wait around in some cosmic waiting room, no, God has you in a season of preparation.
If you are waiting and hoping you should also be preparing. If God does not have you operating fully in the calling of God on your life, you need to ask yourself how can I be equipped to become the version of myself that God needs me to be to fulfill this call. He is requiring something of you. You must prepare and get ready.
getting ready can involve:
- Taking a class or going to Bible School.
- Intensifying your prayer life and fasting.
- Following and learning from a spiritual father or mother in this ministry.
- Dying to selfish motives.
It is important to note that God operates on a very specific time table. He may have you in this preparation phase because you need to be introduced to this world in a “such a time as this moment.” Jesus came to earth and operated in a very specific timing (Galatians 4:4). Listen, how encouraging is it to realize that your gifts and callings are so valuable to the people of God that He wants to introduce it to the Kingdom at the most strategic time. It’s time to get ready!
God we are listening for your voice. We dare not move ahead of you of fall behind. Make or calling clear, and let us run in the things of God. In Jesus name ~Amen.
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