Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wait on your vision

O, I know that I have been rash to talk out plainly this way to God. I will in my thinking, stand upon my post of observation and station myself on the tower or fortress. And then I will watch to see what He will say within me and what I will answer as His mouth speaks to the perplexities of my complaints. And the Lord answered me and said Write the vision.

Engrave it so plainly upon the tablets that everyone who passes by will be able to read and easily and quickly as he hastens by. For the vision within your heart is yet for an appointed time (an opportune time). This means that the vision is for a time when opportunity will be created for it to be made manifest and it hastens to its fulfilment. It will not deceive you nor disappoint you. Though it tarries, wait earnestly on it (Hab. 2:1-3 Amp paraphrased).The word ‘tablets’ in the verse above refers to our hearts. We are to write the vision in our hearts with our tongues, which is the pen of a ready writer (Psalm 45:1).

This means that it is every individual’s responsibility to fill their hearts with God’s vision for them, using the fruit of their lips (i.e. words shown to them by God). It is must be noted here that the appointed time referred to in Habakkuk 2 is not necessarily the ‘chronos’ or a fixed date on our calendar rather, it refers to the time when the opportunity for the manifestation of your vision will be granted. This shows that a man cannot act productively before the opportunities are created for him to do so. What he can do (in the process of waiting) is to make the vision plain.

He is to plant the vision in his subconscious by constantly declaring it in exact details. This is the major role that your spirit plays, by creating opportunities for the manifestation of those things that have been planted in it. This responsibility that is conferred on each individual makes it crucial for everyone to seek wisdom on how to draw the appointed season into their environment.

This means that individuals needs to learn how to bring circumstances to bear such that the turn of events become favourable for the manifestation of the dream lodged within them. The above statement lends authority to the fact that nothing is impossible (Matt 17:20) things only appear impossible when they are out of season.

When the season of a vision comes, the opportunities for its manifestation are presented to the visionary. Things that appeared impossible when the vision was out of season suddenly become achievable. Therefore, it is possible that an ignorant man will probably never experience the joy that comes from creating opportunities for the realisation of the dreams in his life.

This is because their realisation appear impossible to him. In order to turn this tide, he needs to acquire the “technology” of how the spirit-man operates in his environment to actualise the dreams in his heart.This spiritual principle is so effective that even when it was not yet time in God’s plans, Abraham still got part of the manifestation of God’s promise to him (the many nations would be realised later through his descendants). If Abraham (as well as other heroes of faith) had held in dominant thought the country from which they came, they would have created opportunities to return to it.

This means that their spirit would have worked upon this major thought it would have created enabling conditions for that thought to have been realised in their environment, this is the power of the human spirit. It is therefore necessary for you to be at rest because every dream in your heart will come to pass. It will neither deceive nor disappoint you if you understand the place of timing. Know that timing is everything when it comes to the manifestation of vision.

Do not step out just because you feel like doing so, wait until the enabling opportunities have been created and the situations are in alignment if you are to succeed.

From the Desk of Pastor Poju

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