Delayed, but Not Denied

Now faith is substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11: 1

 “Great dreams may not necessarily come to pass greatly at a twinkle of an eye. The best dream which survive greatly, in reality, takes great roots first before it grows in reality to bear great fruits. Delay is not death! Carefully and patiently nurture your dreams and make them happen distinctively in reality” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

 

Waiting on God is not like sitting in traffic where cars are not moving. Instead, we set our abilities aside and have total reliance upon Him. In the Bible, we read about Abraham and Sarah, who got desperate and failed to trust God’s plan to wait. They grew tired of waiting for a child, and decided to have a surrogate wife, Sarah’s maid Hagar, and had a child through her (Genesis 16-18).

We all can attest that walking by Faith and not by sight is hard for all of us. Sometimes, our feelings and emotions get in the way of God’s plan for us, we become desperate, lose hope, and take matters into our own hands. By reading God’s Word and spending time in prayer with God makes us stronger. God draws us closer to Him because He desires us to have a relationship with Him.

As God is pruning us in our season of waiting, it’s not easy, but necessary. We may not understand the delays, but sooner or later, we will know why God took so long. We can’t abort the process of waiting. Every battle we have gone through is a preparation for who we will become in Him. I can’t help but thank God for the good times and the bad times. Every battle we experience as we wait on God is shaping us to be wonderfully masterpieces men and women God.

Accept that with God, absolutely nothing is impossible, and He is with you in your fight for success. In the end, “We know that all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). So, let go of your doubts, and like Sarah, gain strength to believe his promise. You must have an assurance that God will keep His promises for you, and that He will fulfill them no matter how long it takes.

Remember: God’s delays are not Denials

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