It’s a season for me to reflect,
To look back and reflect on the distance we have covered together,
Since that day You took me by the hand
And showed me there is more to life than pain and shame.
Gentle Lord and Savior,
I’m so blessed to be yours, and for ever,
I pledge my eternal allegiance and loyalty,
My love and submission to your will.
But there will be days when it seems hard to take the narrow road,
Yet you have promised never to leave me nor forsake me,
With this promise I look to future with hope,
For faithful are You to bring me home save to you.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not delay (Habakkuk 2:3).
God had promised Abraham Canaan. It was his by covenant right.
The entire land was to become his in the future.
But you know what? Abraham had to buy a tiny piece of that land the inhabitant (Genesis 23:1-16).
And do you know what part he bought? Not the most fertile. He bought a cave in which to bury his wife; the land that was his by right.
The owner of this piece of land even begged the old man to get it from him as a gift but he would not. He would not use his own means to get what God had promised to give him at the appointed time.
At the appointed time, the land became his.
Do not use your own power to get what God has promised to you.
Don’t rush ahead of God because you think it’s getting late. It could be suicidal.
God is not idling; He is busy preparing a table for you in the wilderness.
Don’t compare yourself with others. Your timing might not be theirs.
Ask of God the discernment to know the seasons; when it is time to move.
Endure the training, and then enjoy the job.