Yep! You read that right. The above caption is a time stamp. Perhaps you are wondering, what is this one about? I decided to take a few days off and dedicate time to seek answers to so many questions that weighed heavily on my heart. Oh it was a good couple of days and such bliss after it all.
Did I get my answers? Yes and No! The aftermath is the inspiration for this very blog. The very life we live as Christians is not one that is free of trials and hard times. We all have our highland moments and the valley moments. The good times and the bad, the rosy and easy and the tough and brutal.
A typical highland moment is when you land that job, that will launch your career and set you up for the rest of your life. A typical valley moment will be when the month ends, and there is no money to pay the bills. We all have had our share in one form or the other. I am pretty sure at some point we have all paid some emotional taxes or suffered physically too.
When I’d prayed, God didn’t just respond with the direct answers I anticipated. But He did respond with two words, TRUST and WAIT. Now here I am as human as I am I had a follow up question. “How long? “
Just then, He drew my attention to the life of Abraham. Abraham had waited 15 years for the promise of Issac to be fulfilled. God came through eventually on His word. When all seemed settled, God now says, take your son Isaac, the one through which the promise will be fulfilled and sacrifice him.
Having read this over and over, I realized the variables involved. 15 long years of waiting, frustrations and sleepless nights wondering if his servant will be his heir and then now he has to kill Isaac. I would try to reason it out with God if I were in that position. But God definitely had a plan.
I reckon its same for us a lot of times. Well at least for me its familiar. Waiting is hard, its tough, hope deferred causes weariness. However I want to encourage you today, God will come through for you.
You see, God has done it before, he will do it again! Just look at His faithfulness and His provision in the past and be encouraged. Perhaps you are just at the verge of giving up on the dream, the career, the relationship, the promise God has given you. You are perhaps thinking its not worth it, what’s the point in waiting any further, perhaps contemplating suicide.
DO NOT GIVE UP! GOD IS GOING TO COME THROUGH!
Due to Abraham’s obedience, in the very last minute, the last second and to the dot of the millisecond, God showed up. Oh and He did show up in grand style, He provided a ram for the sacrifice! I urge you dear friend, when it feels like its been too long, tell yourself ” I have got one more shot in me”! Keep taking a step at a time. He has said in His Word, the steps of the righteous are ordered by the Lord and He delights in his way. (Psalm 37:23)
Stay in the presence of the Lord, remain faithful, trust and obey every word He has spoken to you. Write them down. Every vision, every promise, every word, write it down and make it plain in your journal so that an herald (you and His angels) will run with it. For the revelation is for an appointed time, it speaks of an end and will not prove false. Though it will seem like its taking forever, it will surely come and will not delay. (Habakkuk 2:2-3). With that said, if you don’t have a journal please get one. God has a lot to say to you!
Be ready to have your mind blown. God is still doing miracles like this and He does them, in such a way that no one can explain them logically. I mean once logic can be attached to it, it seizes to be a miracle right?
He will do it such that no man can ever take the credit for what He has done in your life. He loves you and He won’t leave you or forsake you!
At 11:59:59 He will show up!!
Sincerly, I don’t know who needs to hear this but I had to publish this in obedience. I pray this will give you some peace even in this time of uncertainty. You can draw inspiration from Travis Greene’s song “Made a Way”.
Share this to encourage someone. God bless you!
We are Kingdom Men and we serve The King!