For the vision is yet for an appointed time, But at the end, it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:3
Many Christians confuse God’s appointed time with a typical delay from the devil. God operates in seasons. Time is an appropriation in a season. We cannot coerce the Lord to do things for us at our own whims and caprices. He has set all things in their season – and as His child, you must have a better understanding of it.
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11
However, the challenge for some believers is the inability to wait for God’s own appointed time. Having this understanding will take away disappointments and delusions from your heart. Because God’s Word cannot fail! It’s either you stick with Him or you get fried by the enemy. As a newborn person in Christ, desire to stay on the Lord’s side until the complete manifestation of the will of God.
So how do we wait for God’s appointed time?
16 Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be [d]sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all 17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;
18 who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.” 19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. 22 And therefore “it was accounted to him for righteousness.” Romans 4:16-22
A classic case in the bible is Abraham. He was a man who used faith to wait for God’s own season.
Keeping The Faith Is The Best Way To Wait For The Appointed Time
6 But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ down from above) 7 or, “ ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): 9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:6-9
Faith is the sure way to see the manifestation of your appointed time. Not crying or in a hurry – but faith! Faith has two main components: to believe in your heart, and confess with your mouth. Anything short of this is not faith in action. You must first believe the Word when you hear it, and then confess it with your mouth.
For 25 years, Abraham confessed his new name before becoming the father of many nations beginning with Isaac. God has a reason for setting things in their season. When you stay with the Lord in faith, it’s a guarantee that you will never miss your appointed time. They that walk with the Lord always understand the seasons and times. In the end, it is all about pleasing God.
God does not lie! He will not tell you what He cannot do. So wait – don’t panic! The appointed time will bring you so much joy. Stay blessed
Read Further: Psalm 75:2, Exodus 9:5
Prayer For Today
Holy Father, I thank you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for doing so much in me. I refuse to complain and be desperate. I believe that you’re doing something great in my life. I will wait for your appointed time. Amen