Sometimes when we desire certain things from God, it can seem such a long process to wait. We tend to get agitated and frustrated about when, how, where the blessing will come. One thing I recently realised is that when I pray, I would give God a specific day of when I want my blessing to come! The outcome of it was TOTALLY OPPOSITE of what I had expected! I believe God was telling me that I cannot put a time limit of Him, or give Him any rules or regulations to abide by. I am nothing without God, so who am I to give God a specific time frame of when to bless me!
Do not get me wrong though, it does say in John 14 verse 14 that “Yes, I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as presenting all that I am”. Another verse that popped up in my mind today was Matthew 21 verse 22: “And whatever you ask for in prayer, having Faith and really believing, you will receive”.
Can you now see the difference between these two powerful scriptures and the way I prayed to God? Let me explain further…The difference between the two is that God Himself did not say “My child, when you give me a specific time and date of when you want me to bless you, it shall be done in My Name.” No, it is basically saying that anything you ask for in My Name shall be given unto you! So in other words, when you pray for God to give you something, believe that He has heard you, and He will answer you in HIS TIME!
I spoke to my friend and she said to me that one of her friends has a job that she wanted! I encouraged her and said, you have to be happy for her, because when your own job comes, you will also expect her to be happy for you too! If we continue to celebrate with our friends when their blessings come, you will find so much PEACE in your life! Not only peace, but HAPPINESS too! You do not want to live a miserable life complaining about your desires, and how they are taking long, because if you maintain a mindset like that, you are more likely to give up and fall out! But God did promise in His Word that He will provide all of our needs according to His riches in Glory! (Philippians 4 verse 19)***.
Ladies, as individuals, we need to remember that not everybody’s vision is the same! You cannot wait for your friends or loved ones to agree with you on something you desire to do, and depend on them to say yes before you start believing! You have to remember that God has spoken specific things concerning you, and those things are His will for your lives. You must continue to believe them and SPEAK over your life positively. Do not be so entangled to what people say what you should be or do, because until God has spoken to your heart, what ever anyone else says is not important! Your visions and dreams should be highly independent on Gods Word and His timing! Yes there will be times where even your own ‘friends’ can put a limit on you and make you feel as if you cannot achieve your nearest potential, but you have to let them know that what God says is far more important!
Bare in mind also that when you are unfaithful, GOD IS ALWAYS FAITHFUL! He will be proved in all He says He shall do because His word shall not return void! (Isaiah 55 verse 11)***. Do not put your vision on hold! Whether you do not see things happening when YOU want it, doesn’t mean its not going to happen! You can easily invite doubt in your mind if you are not careful, which therefore puts you in a position where you are trying to do things in your own strength, and eventually get weary and tired!
You cannot afford to wait for people to agree with your vision before you pursue it! Keep your dreams and vision ALIVE, because the truth is, some people will not like what you do! This may sound harsh, but it is true! There are a lot of things we as women like to do, but others have it! It does not mean that you should go around envying them, but pray that God too will show you your individual vision! Remember that without God, nothing can be made possible! You can try and try and try, but if you do not put Him first, everything will be in vain, not only that, you will not succeed! Everything that you do MUST be God-centred, NOT ‘SELF-CENTRED’. This is another topic on its own.
What God has spoken over your life will SURELY come to pass! And it will come when you starting putting a little more Faith in your prayers, and believing His promises! Stop focusing on others that you tend to lose focus! In other words, do not waste your time trying to do things that God has neither called nor equipped you to do! Ladies, you know what your heart is calling you in to. Do not confuse it with your neighbors vision, because you will have to face the consequences on your own! We are not here to compete with anyone, but COMPLETE one another with the strength of God! Please refer to “My Wake Up Call” by Ikenna Azuike” via my blog page. He explains what his parents wanted him to become in the near future, but he became what God told Him to become! This is why it is so important to know when God is speaking! For further information on how to know when God is speaking to you, please refer to: 2 Timothy 3 verse 16: “Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction or error and discipline in obedience, and for training in righteousness in Holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action”.
Remember your visions and dreams should ONLY please God, not man! So if you are stuck on your visions and dreams, ask yourself “Who am I trying to impress?”. You should not be doing something just for people to recognise you or salute you! All the Glory belongs to Him! Matthew 5 verse 16 says: “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble and good deeds and recognise and honor, praise, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven”. If we just remember to study this scripture on a daily basis, I believe that it can change the way you think, and the way you position yourself! Yes, it is good to position yourself as a leader, a motivator, a winner, but all these things cannot happen without God! If you think you do not need God in any area of your life, to be honest, you are proud. You may not want to believe it, but it is true! You need God in every area of your life!
When God has given you your own vision, be PATIENT for it to unfold in DUE TIME! Do not force your vision to prosper! Like a woman giving birth, it takes a long time, preferably days or even weeks for a baby that is due to come out of the womb (depending on the woman, of course). God’s promises can not be fulfilled through fleshly desires! Remember, all you do must be for the Lord! Wherever you go; church, parties, cinema, dinners with friends, try not to make it all about you, but about God :)…try and base your conversations on how great He is, and discuss your dreams and visions with one another, because that is why we are all here. (Only those you feel convicted to!)
No matter how long the vision/dreams take, wait on His timing, and prepare yourself thoroughly until God says He is ready to move. Habakkuk 2 verse 3: “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, and it hastens to the end fulfillment; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait earnestly for it, because it will surely come! It will not be behindhand on its appointed day”.
From a dear friend; I thought I’d share this with you too:
Four Kinds of People
There are ‘four’ kinds of people:
1) Some people have desires, and they desire and keep desiring, but nothing manifests.
2) Some people desire and work so hard for what they want, and then after a long time, it manifests for them.
3) The third ones are those who desire and immediately it gets done without much hard work.
4) The fourth ones are those who do not have to desire even before the desire appears, things are already manifesting for them.
So which category do you want to be in? The fourth one? Yes! That is the most favorable. It’s just like you haven’t felt thirsty and already there is water provided for you! (If you decide to choose any of the other three, please state why and let me know).
God bless you and thank you for reading. Encourage someone today! If there is anyone that is feeling low, please share this message to them! We all need to motivate one another! This message is not just for you alone…share the love and keep your dreams and visions ALIVE! 🙂