Give God time
Abraham had a definite word from God about his future. He knew what God had promised but he had no indication about when the promise would be fulfilled. The same is often true for us. While we are waiting for our manifestation to come forth-waiting for a breakthrough - we may grow frustrated or impatient. Sitting in the waiting room of life is not always easy!
Once God speaks to us or shows us something we tend to be excited and focus on that revelation. It is as though we are “pregnant” with what God has said. He has planted a seed in us- and then we have to enter a time of preparation before that seed can bear fruit. These seasons of preparation equip us to handle whatever God as promised to give us or do for us.
This process parallels the development and birth of a child. First, a seed is planted in the mothers womb, then a time of preparation ( nine months of waiting) is required and then finally the baby is born. During the nine months, so much happens in the mother and in the child. The seed grows to maturity. While the mother’s body prepares to give birth and the family prepares everything necessary for a new baby in the house.
Just as so much development takes place in the hidden place of the mother’s womb, there is also much activity taking place in the spiritual realm concerning God’s promises in our lives - and we cannot see this, any more than we can watch cells multiply in an unborn baby. The fact that we cannot see or feel any progress does not mean nothing is happening. God does some of His best work in secret; He delights in surprising His children. Whether you know it or not, God is busy bringing good things to pass for you, right this minute! Just give Him time and you will see…
- by Joyce Meyer