A Vision

August 5, 2020 | Scott Hilton

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

If you are like me, you often find yourself wondering how things are going to work out. We hear the call of God and we receive His vision for our lives, but we don’t always understand how He intends to work things out.

In the second verse of Habakkuk chapter 2, the Lord says, “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.”

We get so excited when God gives us a vision for ministry. We are ready to run and make the vision a reality. We march forward with our vision in mind. But then we begin to face difficulties.

Things don’t always come together as quickly or easily as we would like.

We sometimes get discouraged because we don’t feel we are living our purpose.

Sometimes we get tired or feel like we’re not doing a good enough job.

Sometimes we think maybe God is disappointed in us!

However, we must also read the next verse: “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.”

Jesus teaches us to seek first the Kingdom of God and all the other things that we worry about will be taken care of (Matthew 6:33).

If God has given you a vision, then He has also equipped you to fulfill that vision. He wouldn’t have called you to the task if He wasn’t also going to give you the direction and the ability to carry it out. But sometimes patience is required. We may not get all the answers or all of the instructions at once.

He never promised that He would give us the process to make the vision a reality.

He asks that we walk in faith.

Trust Him to order our steps.

He will light our path one step at a time.

So, don’t be discouraged!

God has entrusted you with an important job! No matter the size of the job—small or big—He will equip you to handle it. He will give you the direction you need. He will provide for you.

Your job is simply to be obedient to Him.