Waiting on HIS Vision

Have you ever waited on God’s vision for the next step in your life, or have you gone barreling ahead like I have so often done before hearing from the Lord? Have you been so desperate to live your life according to God’s plan that you have been willing to wait, or have you been so desperate to move ahead that you have left God’s vision in the dust? I have done both, and this time I am doing the former.

Do you know that God not only has a vision for our lives, but that He also has a timetable for His plan? It is not enough to know the vision. God also has a time in mind for His plan to unfold. As impatient, frustrated, and desperate as I feel right now to move ahead in my life, I am more desperate this time around to live my life according to God’s plan – and His timetable.

Yikes, that’s a tall order for someone like me. Resting is hard for me. I do not have an easy time sitting still. And, with my history of living according to works rather than grace, I am someone who feels I need to be accomplishing something – ALL the time. So what am I accomplishing now? I am learning to rest, to sit still, and to wait on the Lord. Oh, and yeah, to TRUST the Lord. Because without trust, how can I possibly rest, sit still, and wait.

Oh Lord, your Word teaches me to seek you before anything else. And, I know, I am tending, still, to seek your vision for my life as to where I go next before I seek you and a deepening of my relationship with you. Please, Lord, help me to get my seeking in order. Please, Lord, help me to become more intimate in my relationship with you.

I know you have had to take our relationship from the ground up. There were faulty beliefs in place, lies from Satan, disturbances from my flesh, things that were not right for the magnificent dwelling place you wanted to create in me. So now we start afresh, and I entrust you to build me as you desire. I want to be a dwelling place, a sanctuary, to make your Holy Spirit proud to live inside. 

And, Lord, lest you forget, ha ha, I also have a passion to know your vision for my life. Where will you take me next? You know my heart. You know my desires. You know my dreams. But Father, I want your heart, your desires, your dreams for my life. Show me the way, equip me, and when it is time, release me. And, in the meantime, please help me to patient. And, most importantly, please fill me with you, Lord. I love you! Amen! 

“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.” (Hab. 2:3 NKJV)


Go figure. AFTER I wrote this piece, I discovered in Psalm 37 ALL three words – REST, TRUST, & WAIT. Is this message for me alone? Or, is it also for you?

Psa 37:1  “A Psalm of David. Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
Psa 37:2  For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
Psa 37:3  Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Psa 37:4  Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psa 37:5  Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Psa 37:6  And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Psa 37:7  Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Psa 37:8  Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
Psa 37:9  For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
Psa 37:10  For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
Psa 37:11  But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
Psa 37:12  The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
Psa 37:13  The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
Psa 37:14  The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
Psa 37:15  Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
Psa 37:16  A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
Psa 37:17  For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
Psa 37:18  The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
Psa 37:19  They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
Psa 37:20  But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
Psa 37:21  The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
Psa 37:22  For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
Psa 37:23  The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Psa 37:24  Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
Psa 37:25  I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Psa 37:26  He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
Psa 37:27  Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
Psa 37:28  For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
Psa 37:29  The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
Psa 37:30  The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
Psa 37:31  The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
Psa 37:32  The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
Psa 37:33  The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Psa 37:34  Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
Psa 37:35  I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
Psa 37:36  Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
Psa 37:37  Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
Psa 37:38  But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
Psa 37:39  But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
Psa 37:40  And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.”

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