'SLOWLY, STEADILY, SURELY, THE TIME APPROACHES WHEN THE VISION WILL BE FUFILLED.' HABAKKUK 2:3 TLB
Many people wear themselves out trying to fulfill a vision God didn't give them. So where did their vision come from? (a) The most dominant influences in their life. (b) their need to prove something to someone. (c). their unresolved issues: trying to win a parent's love or to demonstrate they're as talented as their brother, sister, peer or in some cases the pastor of the bigger church across town.
Abraham learned this lesson the hard way. God promised him a son. But he got impatient, worried about getting old, took bad advice and ended up fathering Ishmael. Be careful, all you’re praying, planning and pushing won't run the wrong road into the right road! Furthermore, God won't empower you to do what he put into somebody else's heart to do. That's why it is foolish to compare yourself with others. God didn't promise to give you what He gave them. You're unique. So is His plan for your life. People who make this mistake end up with a sense of failure and frustration because they're constantly measuring themselves by somebody else's assignment. If you're not 'graced' to do it, you'll wear out yourself (and everybody else). Identify the origin of your vision!
Even your vision is of God you'll experience disappointment, discouragement and delays. The truth is, the greater your vision the greater your attack that will come against you. But when you know deep down that your vision is of God, you'll be able to persevere through the hard times, and you'll have the assurance of the Psalmist, 'The Lord will work out his plans for my life' (Psalm 138:8 NLT)
Evangelist Philip Jegede’s Reading Courtesy of DWFT: I Kings 6-7, Mark 14:20-26, Ps 108, Pr 12:14 www.mpbs247.org