In Habbakkuk 2:2, we see that the prophet was instructed by the Lord to write the vision, and that vision will certainly come to pass.
What? So you’re telling me, if I write my plans down, they will come to pass? Yea rite. 😏
When I was a teenager. I thought about what I wanted by the time I was 30. I wrote them on a list, but didn’t pay much attention to it. It was not an exhaustive list but reflecting on that list, EVERY thing on it came to pass!
God sure has a sense of humour, because 2 years ago, I never imagined having the things I do nor having this peace in my life.
This year, I entered my 30th year on earth with a ring from my amazing Fiancé, I bought my first car in cash and I got an unexpected promotion. I also moved into my own place, after having house shared for years.
One may say, ” that ain’t nothin”. But it was a big deal to me. I can clearly remember this girl in college laughing when I told her that my first car will be a BMW. Now I didn’t quite buy the BMW but my MINI sure has a BMW engine!
And I look back and think, God truly ordered my steps. Whilst I was still a sinner he had already provided all my needs. And all I had to do was wait on him. Habbakkuk 2:3 says, though it delays, wait for it for it will surely come.
Now what is this wait? Sit and do nothing? Oh no hunni! This wait involved me labouring! It meant me working for God and understanding grace.
Understanding that I don’t have to fight every battle, understanding that God has prepared things that exceed my expectations and most importantly seeking him first.
It is not easy to seek God first when you have been doing things on your own for years. But when you realise that God has been ordering your steps, because he knew you before you were born, you begin to rest.
Hebrews 4 speaks about that rest. And encourages us as believers to make every effort to enter it. ” For the one who has entered God’s rest has also rested from his labours just as God also rested from his”.
I refuse to become like the children of Israel who died in the wilderness. Their disobedience and unbelief resulted in them wandering for 40 years, instead of entering into God’s rest.
God gave them land to possess but instead of walking by faith, they walked by sight and didn’t live to inherit what God had already provided.
And there I was a teenager, who didn’t know God, but God already had provided his finished works for me.
Everything I have now was already in the spirit, and I had to labour into rest to possess it. I wrote a vision without really considering that it would actually manifest, but God reminded me, while I was yet a sinner, he STILL had me in mind🙏🏽