'SLOWLY, STEADILY, SURELY, THE TIME APPROACHES WHEN THE VISION WILL BE FUFILLED.' HABAKKUK 2:3 TLB
In the early stages of pregnancy a baby is easier to lose. The same applies to your God-given vision; you need to protect it. The enemy tried to destroy Moses and Jesus before they reached their second birthday. Why? He feared their future and He fears yours too! Furthermore, when a prospective mother is not 'showing,' she has to go on the word of her physician. Getting the idea? There are certain things you need to do in order to 'deliver' what God has promised. When your doctor says, 'No smoking, drinking or eating certain foods, etc.,' he's thinking about your future. 'But others can do these things,' you say. Yes, but they're not carrying them what you are. The call to give birth to a vision means daring to be different, even radical: it means disconnecting from relationships that can hurt you, staying out of certain places, and reordering your priorities according to your God-given destiny, not popular consent. If you think fulfilling a vision is easy, check the price tag! Like childbirth, it's hard, it's lonely, it's sleepless, its appetite changing, it's schedule-altering. It involves pain and leave stretch marks. So before you give lip service to, or play God's purpose for your life, ask yourself, 'Am I ready to carry this thing full term? Visions aren't for the immature, the impatient or the faint of heart. And you can't down-sized them when things get tough.
Esther's vision meant putting her life on the line and saying, 'If I perish, I perish' (Esther 4:16). Did she perish? No, but she had to be willing to. Are you?
Evangelist Philip Jegede’s Reading Courtesy of DWFT: I Kings Gal 5:23, Is 40:9-11, Is 42:1-4, Ps18:31-35 www.mpbs247.org
Soul Food Reading: Gal 5:23, Is 40:9-11, Is 42:1-4, Ps 18:31-35