Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Writing your vision down ...and waiting for it

" Faith isn't built on looking at reality, but looking beyond it. "~ Me

Many times in life, there comes a point where we seem to believe for things that don't seem to be happening as fast as we like. I know I am guilty of it. Me and my girlfriends spend a great part of our lives on who our husbands will be, where God wants to take us, are we in the right career, all of that rhetoric. ( But mostly who we are to marry...lol) I sit back and I am like, Lord, there has to be a better way. And of course, that age old book does it every time, the Bible. The answers are there as plain as day.

One of my favorite, little known, books of the bible is Habakkuk. There are 2 powerful scriptures that I live by concerning writing and waiting. Now in, Habakkuk 2:22 , the Lord says, "write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by”. This is a simple, yet powerful scripture. Instead of me worrying myself to death about what the future holds or if I get what I want out of life, I write all my supplications down. *Supplication is a humble request* It's like having a witness.When you go to God with the same issues, over & over, that's really for your own good. He already knows what you have need of. A written supplication allows you to write these desires to God and leave them there. Every action following that should mirror and answered prayer. It's like calling your home girl to pick up at 8pm, but then you call your sister to come and your aunt to come by too just in case. It's saying to God that you simply don't trust His will for your life. We have to be ever so careful to understand God's timing.

Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for ,the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1) .. There are soooooo many ways to break this scripture down, but I just want to focus on "hope" right now. Hope is defined as, "the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled." BAM! There it is ..... you have to feel it, you have to know it, you have to understand it! Hope is the general feeeeeeeling that you're gonna get that car, that man, that house, that raise, that family member saved, that financial breakthrough, that promotion, that healing. All of that. You can't look at your own track record, you have to look at God's. He promised to never leave you nor forsake you. So why would he stop now?

The second powerful part of this chapter is found in Habakkuk 2:3, "For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Lord!!!! The revelation is right there. Written 1,000s of years ago. God knew that the vision would tarry. He wanted us to be prepared for a bit of a delay. He knew then that we would look at a situation and think that it was over, but guess what, all the while, he was working something out for our behalf. And guess what, we have to WAIT! Until the END! You know that is not easy, but it will speak! That's the big "Taaa Daaah". The whole reason for the vision being written down is the grand finale, the "Taaaa Daaahh".. lol.

So I say to you today, no matter how big or small your supplication is, don't waiver, don't faint, don't worry. He can do it all. I know firsthand that waiting is a beast. Just because they say patience is a virtue, doesn't mean it is easy. But guess what? It has some of the greatest rewards.

Quick story: You know I always find a way to apply shopping to life, but it's like me and Target (which you know I am obsessed with). Every Christmas, Target puts out these gorgeous holiday pieces and home decor items. Of course they start out at like 59.99 and up. So, the anxious fly girl in me is like, "Girl, just buy it, you have the money", and the patient fly girl in me is like, "Girl, if you wait, you can have it all." And guess what, as risky as it is, I wait. With the risk of all the good stuff gone, I wait. So Christmas is now gone and everyone has picked through their favorite pieces and the prices have been slashed 75-90% off. Guess what God did for me? He gave me the desires of my heart! EVERY SINGLE ITEM I WANTED, I GOT! I had to go to to a few different locations (about 15!!..lol), but I eventually got all my desires. Now, this may seem superficial, but God spoke to me and said, "If you trust me in these little things, there is nothing you cannot have.".

Wheeeeeew! I am tired. I didn't even realize I had typed so much, but God told me someone had to hear this. As I am writing , I am truly ministering to myself. I had to share this revelation, because I don't know who I may be touching right now. Be blessed and don't stop dreaming. Faith isn't built on looking at reality, but looking beyond it.

~In Fly Patience


Nicole ♥ HealthyKisses Inc. said...

You definitely touched me sweetie. I'm glad you wrote this, it was beautiful and I will always remember it. I loved the Bible verse you posted. When I was going through a hard time I would search the Bible and Pray for answers constantly, until I came across this Matthew 17:19-20 "Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, 'Why could we not cast it out?' He said to them, 'Because of your little faith. For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you."
Instead of crying and stressing, whenever that tough time would re-occurr, I would repeat this verse, and now that bad time has passed. GOD gave me so much strength through some hard times and I too am a FIRM believer in FAITH. Again Thankyou for sharing the word, its appreciated :)♥
~GOD Bless~

Her Flyness said...

Thanks Nicole! I was in the middle of a proposal and God gave me this word...

I am glad you were blessed! I finally "followed" your blog. lol. I had been meaning to...

~Be Fly

Nicole ♥ HealthyKisses Inc. said...

lol, Thanks again sweetie.♥
and I glad ur following my blog too. ;)

SFergi said...

I was definitely touched by this, got my pad write in front of me.
Thank you! =)