Scripture reference: Habakkuk 2:3 (ESV)
When something important is delayed, you can become so preoccupied with the delay itself and forget things are actually working in your favor.
This was indeed the case for Joseph, who was imprisoned for twelve years for a crime he didn’t commit. One day, Joseph interpreted the cupbearer’s dream, and, in turn, the cupbearer was supposed to help Joseph get out of prison. However, once released, the cupbearer forgot all about Joseph. Two years passed, and Joseph was still imprisoned.
A two-year delay can cause you to think your prayer will never be answered in the natural realm. Yet, God is working that delay in your favor in the spiritual realm. That’s precisely what He did for Joseph.
When Joseph was finally released, he was well-positioned to receive his appointment in the palace. Joseph kept his heart, mind, and spirit in the right place, and God worked Joseph’s delay to his benefit.
As you think about that, remember these words: “For still the vision awaits…If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3 (ESV)
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So today, embrace that delay.