Week of January 6, 2020
Habakkuk 2:3 (KJV)
3 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.
We live in a fast-paced world. We want what we want, and we want it now. We want our food fast, so we go to fast food restaurants. At home we want our food prepared fast, so we use the microwave. In both cases the end product is not best for us. However fast food is not the most nutritional food we could eat. Most of us use the microwave, but it’s not nearly as healthy as the traditional means of a stove. We want everything fast, including the things God promises us.
When we come into the family of God, He communicates to us His will for our lives. Often times when we hear God’s promise, we believe it’s going to happen right away. Sometimes it does, but more often it does not and there’s a reason for it. In Habakkuk 2;3, God says: “For the vision is yet for an appointed time” That means that God has already decided when you will see His vision or plan for your life come to full fruition; because it is an appointed time. The time has already been established and no matter what you do, or how hard you work, the time is not going to come any faster or slower, it will come when God says so. We want things to happen when we want them to happen, and when it doesn’t, we’re quick to either stop believing God or start blaming Him for what didn’t happen.
The next part of Habakkuk says, “But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.” God says; if I speak into your life, the things I say will happen! They will not fail; they will not lie. Finally the verse ends by saying, “Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.”
Tarry means to linger or wait. So this scripture suggests, though it may be coming slowly, wait for it. Though it may not be coming as fast as you would like it to, wait for it. Though it might not be coming the way you want it to, wait for it, because one day it will surely come, that is, if you have faith and wait on God. One thing is for sure, whatever God has promised you is worth waiting for.