Have you ever wanted something so badly you could see it happening in your life, but it didn’t? What about standing on the Word of God for His promises to come to pass for years or months and yet you still haven’t received the blessing from God? What about you being obedience to God doing everything He has asked of you and still haven’t received what you been praying about? You may even question yourself and ask, “Did God really say this to me or will He really fulfilled His promises? Could it be that He never gave you a specific date when He was going to blessed you? Now, it’s almost a year and you’re still waiting for God to fulfill His promises and you’re deciding what to do next.
In essence, it can be a struggle to wait for God to fulfill His promises, but His word says, “So shall my Word be that goes forth out of my mouth, It shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it”. God is faithful to fulfill His promises and it may not look like it, feel like it or you may even become discourage, but I’m here to re-inform you that “God is not a man He shall lie, if He said it, He will make it good”. Nevertheless, you tend to focus more on the blessing and not the “Creator”. He wants our undivided attention and us to engage in relationship with Him. You don’t always have to expect a blessing from Him because if you’re obedience it will happen anyway before you can even ask for it. I know you have been waiting for years or even months for God to fulfill His promises and He will do it if you don’t lose heart. I know it’s easily said than done because you’re so excited to received everything He has for you and much more, but you realize today wasn’t your breakthrough and now you’re disappointed. Wow!
However, it’s the same feeling when you meet a person and you really like him; and you both decided to go out on a date but he stood you up. Wow! The joy you had when you got there is now completely gone and now you’re feeling sad, disappointed, and angry. That’s the way you feel sometimes when God doesn’t’ show up as “you expected”. I truly can relate being disappointed several times but it wasn’t God, it was me. God doesn’t work on our schedule and when it’s time he will do it. The Word of God says, “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it, 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”. We just have to trust and wait on his timing and are in good cheer until the manifestation happens.
In the meantime, let me share a brief story about me being disappointed and it started the beginning of this year in January. I had been going through a lot but never gave up on Christ but continue to praise and give Him Glory everyday and still do now. However, I heard the Lord tell me, “He was going to give me beauty for my ashes and double for my trouble”. Also, he mentions “promotion does not come from man but it comes from Him, He sits one down and rises up another”. I was so excited and I always remind God of His word every day. For example, one of my prayers would be: “Lord, thank you for what you’re doing, about to do, and what you’re already doing in my life. Lord you said, you would give me beauty for my ashes and double for my trouble and promotion comes from you and not from man. Lord, I thank you in advance for the blessing you have for me in Jesus Name. Amen! I have been speaking that since January 2015. I’m still thanking him and never did I complain because I knew He is faithful that promise. During my worship time, I heard the Lord say, October is the month that will rain down blessings. I’m so excited because I’m ready to receive everything He has for me and much more, which I thought it would come on a specific date in October but it didn’t happen and I was disappointed. Yes, the anointed child of God got disappointed. I even had a delightful conversation with the Lord and how I felt about the situation too. I even mention my obedience to him and respecting and honoring Him in everything I do. When you say go, I go. When you say, eliminate this person out of your life, I do it without even questioning you about it, when you say stay, I stay. I listen to everything you said concerning my life and now I’m upset with you… What happen God? Even when you mention about blessing me exceedingly, abundantly, above all I could even ask of think I was very excited and couldn’t wait until it happen. I was astounded, amaze, excited, and overjoyed because you was going to give me much more than I acquired. Wow! I have been thanking you and crying day and night because I couldn’t wrap my mind around how much you love me so much to bless me beyond my wildest dreams. This was a dream to come true and I was getting ready to dive right into it.
Nevertheless, I woke up feeling excited and expecting something great to happen on that specific date, but it didn’t. Wow! The next day I was sad, I lay in bed longer than usual and I was upset and disappointed at the Lord. I kept hearing a song in my spirit saying, “Praises is what I do when I want to be close to you, I lift my hands with praise”. God was telling me to praise Him even when I didn’t feel like it. I wanted to cry and become depress but God says, No! Get up and praise me! Don’t allow the enemy to steal your joy. He kept reminding me of His word and how He is faithful that promise. Wow! I felt my joy coming back and I kept saying, it’s not my timing but His timing. He may have said October and the month is not over yet. That’s being said, I going to continue to believe God concerning His Word whether He blessed me today or next month. He is Awesome in Power. He is Amazing and I wouldn’t trade my life back into the world but love on Him until the day I die.
Ladies, I’m here to encourage you and inform you that God is faithful. Don’t lose heart! I’m not giving up and don’t you give you either. He has our best interest in heart and He is not like man. He is the beginning and the end, Alpha and Omega, First and the Last. He is Lords of Lords, Kings of Kings, and the Great I AM. He own the land and all the riches, everything belongs to the Lord. He created the universe. I love Him with all my heart, soul, spirit, and strength and everything that’s within me. He has been awesome to me and never fails me, so why would He do it now. You may have your moments of feeling low and sad, but if you will praise him in the midst of your sorrow you shall received your joy again. Stay and be encourage my sisters and continue to praise God. When praises goes up, blessing comes down. It’s time we increase our praises. God inhabit the praises of His people. Don’t stay in despair but always get back up and start over with believing God. Remember, He has our best interest in heart.
As Always Ladies, Jesus Loves you and so do I.
A. Woods. Related Reading from New Living Bible…Isaiah 55:11, Numbers 23:19, Habakkuk 2:2-3, Ephesians 3:20-21, Hebrews 10:23
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