Habakkuk 2:3 presents a passage of scripture that has been moving deeply in my heart.
“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
Thought it linger, wait for it. I love this. This is one of those passages that ought to raise a certain level of faith in our hearts.
Perhaps God has given you a revelation – maybe a dream or a vision. Maybe God has revealed His will for the future. Maybe you have been given a plan to be executed somewhere ahead. This verse is for you.
When God reveals a plan, often times our first notion is to figure out the quickest and most efficient way to get it accomplished. It is our valiant effort to bring God’s plan to fruition in an instant. However, that isn’t exactly how God works. Sometimes God’s desire is for us to wait.
Waiting has a weird advantage. Waiting isn’t worrying. Waiting isn’t working harder. Waiting isn’t wanting less or more. Waiting is… waiting.
God’s desire in the waiting process, in the midst of your delayed dreams, may be to grow you more. God’s desire may be to build your faith and dependence upon Him. God’s desire may be for you to anticipate Him doing something much larger than you originally thought. God’s desire may be to build you into the man or woman He needs you to be in order for you to see your dream come true. Waiting definitely has an advantage.
All revelation has an appointed time. We see our life is snapshots – in individual pieces. God sees our life in DVD form – as a long journey. The dream that God has given you will not prove false. Trust in Him. Wait for Him. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.