This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 60:22 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about the desire to have a due date.
As a mother, I know what it is like to be pregnant with a child and to be given a due date by my doctor. As an entrepreneur, I know what it is like to be pregnant with possibility, to be pregnant with a vision, and to be without a due date.
There are times when all you have is the vision God gave you, or the words you know God spoke to you and you alone.
I imagine this is how Abraham felt when God told him that Sarah would bear his son. As we know, Abraham’s initial reaction to God was one of laughter.
I’ve read this passage several times before, but when I read it recently, I realized something new. God not only gave this promise to Abraham, He also reiterated it three more times throughout the Scriptures.
However, after a number of years had passed, Abraham didn’t feel as though God’s promise would truly come to pass. All Abraham had was God’s word; he did not have a due date. This made him lose faith in what was coming.
The very same thing can happen to us, too. Sometimes, after God gives us a vision, He may even speak to us through someone else to reiterate the promise. Yet, because we don’t have a due date, our faith may begin to wane.
I want to remind us that in the same way God fulfilled His word to Abraham, He will fulfill His promises to us. Therefore, let us cling to these words: “At the right time, I, the Lord, will make it happen.” Isaiah 60:22 (NLT)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, release the desire for a due date.
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