I woke up this morning hearing the word “Faith”. In my dream, I remember having a conversation with God asking Him for the “when”. When will the time come, God? What is there left for me to do that I haven’t done yet? Is there something I haven’t sought forgiveness on? Is there someone I haven’t forgiven? Where am I displeasing you, Lord?
Am I the only one who’s been there? When you begin to develop a relationship with God, you begin to know Him, you begin to know yourself, and you begin to know purpose. Once you begin to understand purpose, you begin to see (faith) in a totally new way. Do you see where I’m going here? When you see (faith) in a new way, your anticipation for the next level is heightened and, at least for me, your level of patience become very low.
You’ve had revelations, dreams and visions, confirmation, and scripture has even spoken – all pointing toward that believing prayer. Yet, it hasn’t come to pass. What do you do? Get angry, doubtful, impatient, frustrated? I’ve been there and have done just that. Then one day, I decided to start acting on faith and putting intentional effort in prayer; in other words: P U S H – Pray Until Something Happens and faith it till you make it.
It’s no wonder why “Faith” was the word I heard. It’s been on my mind for months now. It’s been on my tongue in prayer. It’s been in my walk through faith. Just because something hasn’t come to fruition yet, doesn’t mean He forgot about you, or that you’ve lost it. It doesn’t mean you’ve failed. And it certainly doesn’t give you permission to quit.
First and foremost, I speak of this encouragement to myself; but something tells me that you need to hear this too. If you have a dream that has been on your heart, coupled with the desire to see it fulfilled and the willingness to work, and work for His glory, then you might want to investigate a little deeper. The dream you have wasn’t yours to begin with. It was first God’s and He appointed an assignment over you, relative to your dream, in order to accomplish His good works. Therefore, you are not alone in the process. In essence, there is both a divine enablement [God] and a human responsibility [You] involved in getting God’s work [the Dream] done.
When you find yourself in that “waiting” period and begin to feel frustrated or start sensing that your faith is being tested, know that you are not alone. Know that the dream is not “some crazy idea or fantasy.” He gave it to you and with it He also gave you gifts and abilities to compliment your authority of it. So hold on to your dream, vision, and faith. Pray. God is working according to a blueprint, according to specifications. He will carry out His plan. As a co-laborer, the implication is that there is an expectation from the both of you. He’ll never give up on it or on you. Either He will work in us or He will work on us to accomplish His will and purpose.