This article is dedicated to those ready to move forward with what God has called them to do, who have already adequately dealt with the issues of the past. So many of us have big dreams and concrete goals. We can’t wait to get there! We can’t wait to lose all the weight we are determined to lose; we can’t wait to finish that degree or this certification, or we can’t wait to start our own business or ministry, etc., but unfortunately, we can be so focused on the goal and the final product that we forget to enjoy the journey.

Beloved, it does not matter where we are in our journey. We must continue going after God in prayer, thanksgiving, worship, etc. We must continue to rejoice, and we must continue to have peace. Something is out of tune if anything is significantly altered in our lives. Habakkuk 2:2-3 tells us,

And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision;
    make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.
For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
    it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it;
    it will surely come; it will not delay. (ESV)

We love quoting Habakkuk to encourage folks to write the vision, but we must include important points around these verses. First, Habakkuk starts his book by complaining; chapter 1 is about complaints. He begins chapter 2 by stating, “I will take my stand at my watchpost and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.” (ESV) God responds to Habakkuk’s complaints by encouraging him to write the vision. So many times, we complain and complain, but we have not even taken the time with God to know the prophetic vision for our lives, families, careers, etc. 

The second point we miss is the nature of the vision: a) there is an appointed time for their fulfillment, b) they seem to take a long time, and c) the fulfillment is reliable, and the vision will come to pass; the vision will be a reality. So, why are we losing sleep? Why are we anxious? The Apostle Paul tells us how to wait for the vision when he states correctly,

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)

Paul is giving us some powerful inside here:

  1. Anxiety is not acceptable before God.
  2. For everything and in everything, never neglect your prayer life.
  3. No matter where you are on the journey, keep an attitude of thanksgiving.
  4. No matter where you are on the journey or your level of understanding, be at peace.
  5. Let the Lord guard your heart against losing faith, anxiety, and depression and from becoming cynical.

In conclusion… enjoy the journey; the vision will come to pass! 

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