“For the vision is yet for the appointed [future] time
It hurries toward the goal [of fulfillment]; it will not [disappoint] fail.
Even though it delays [seems slow], wait [patiently] for it,
Because it will certainly come [to pass]; it will not delay.
There are many people who plan big visions for the future. It is not uncommon for some people to follow strict five-year plans or make decorative vision boards for their life goals. A vision is important for the future, so it must be preserved; additionally, it is of common interest to all, regardless of their level of learning, and its fast understanding will calm perplexed minds. Plans proceed down this path with speed and momentum, looking forward to reaching our goal. After a period of time, something changes in the shift of life. Although the vision remains, God has slowed down the pace toward achieving God's vision. During waiting seasons, what happens?
We have to remember that God’s timing is not our timing. When we perceive wasted time, our minds respond anxiously, and this gives rise to a painful and isolating experience. God sometimes tells us we need to slow down, and we often miss the beautiful moments in the waiting period because we think we are making significant progress. The slowdown is also vital. Trusting God in the waiting season teaches us patience. The waiting season can also bring other blessings now that He has our attention. The time has come for us to be alone with God. By waiting, we’re able to hear God’s voice, learn from God’s word, and allow the Holy Spirit to sharpen our discernment. While it may seem like a dark season, God created light to shine in the darkness.
The waiting season relights the fire within you to fulfill the vision God has given you. The waiting season brings a new praise song from God. God's presence is drawn to the sweetest aroma of worship in the waiting season. A waiting season can bring us joy, breakthroughs, healing, and peace. Our purpose is to thrive and accomplish God's vision through creativity and innovation.
It is God who allows us to be vulnerable in the waiting season. Vulnerability helps us to filter and embrace our emotions. In our private moments, God gives us opportunities to reflect and repent in areas where we have overlooked. Readjusting the vision to deliver the best plan to bless others, not just ourselves. As we wait for the promised deliverance to continue to move forward in the vision, we are reminded that our reassurance is to rely completely upon Him. God provides for those who love Him through the waiting season, and I am thankful to know that everything works out for the best.
Dear Father, we come to you in the name of Jesus. We are grateful for all the lessons being taught during the waiting period. Thank You for cleansing us internally. Forgive us for selfish gain. Reflecting on this season of waiting and learning from it is a privilege. The gift of being patient is special. Holy Spirit, help us navigate this waiting period correctly so that we will be fully prepared and equipped when you call us to "go." We will see the vision come to pass.
We ask all this in Jesus name, Amen.
Listen to counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, That you may be wise in the time to come. Many plans are in a man’s mind, But it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand (be carried out).
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance.