Back in the day I moved to a beautiful House and coming from a home that had many trees in the compound, i was very particular when settling for this house. Trust me, God miraculously gave me the house and I went ahead, sourced young trees,planted them and committed myself in taking good care of them .There was this particular type of tree that did not grow, no matter how much I watered it in the evenings after work. After four months I got agitated with it, it had no leaves to show some growth, yet the other trees were doing very well. I uprooted the stem, which was looking so thin and made sure I could not see any part of it. Good! I was done with it. I went on with my usual routine of taking care of other trees until they were fully grown and I stopped watering them because I knew they were good on their own. After some time I noticed something very interesting, the tree i had uprooted was now growing on its own without my attention and care .It had the most amazing green leaves and after some months, it was one of the most beautiful tree in the compound. Hey! I was keenly observing, whether it will grow on its own. Whenever I walked out of that compound to go to work, my Best Friend Holy Spirit always ministered to me “Beaty” one day you will sprout out like this tree. That has kept me on going, knowing deep within me God is working behind the scenes.
In Luke 8:43-48 Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. and Jesus said, “Who touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and press You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.” Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately. and He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer;your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”People had given up on this woman because her condition was beyond their control. She had used all her resources on physicians but nobody could cure her. An opportunity to touch the hem of Jesus garment with great faith, was the turning point of her predicament. How great does that sound! Many people may have given up on you because they don’t see any progress in your life in the natural. Honey! Be rooted in the True vine ‘Jesus Christ’ and do serious business in seeking Him and dig deep to sharpen your gifts. God knows how He will establish you and make your life beautiful as he is. Stop opting to use short cuts to get what you are trusting God for.
Take note:-A vision that is attempted outside God’s will, Will never reveal his power nor give him glory.
Life is like a graph but the way you respond to it, is what really matters. People close to you might end up not understanding you and they will try to write you off, as they think your life ain’t progressing as they expect. Keep in mind you are required to perform for an audience of one, Jesus Christ. In your season of waiting, there will be oppositions but they are proof you are swimming and not floating. The enemy will evidently use distractions as you wait on God, to stop your progress towards a goal or change the speed of that progress. Trust God, walk in faith even though nothing seems to be working out, speak what you want to see and see God move on your behalf.
Being delayed is not an act of being denied but an act, of being prepared for the greatness which lays ahead.
God’s truth to keep you well grounded:-
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.
Wait on the Lord, and keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
But those who wait on the Lord, Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways,And how small a whisper we hear of Him!But the thunder of His power who can understand?
God desires us to believe Him to be Huge,even if we don’t know what to believe Him for,in situations beyond our control.