Your Appointed Time (Habakkuk 2:2-4)
One reality many have not come to accept is the fact that good or bad events do not affect every believer at the same time. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says: “to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heavens”. Each of us has his or her own time. There is a time for difficulties and problems.
There is a time our expectations appear delayed. But 2 Corinthians 4:17 says, light afflictions cannot be a permanent feature in our lives. They will always pass. Praise God! Are some brethren receiving major breakthrough now? Rejoice with them. It is there season. Don’t envy them. Yours will come in your own season. Your season is God’s appointed time for divine remembrance. Do you know that in your season, your greatness could be far bigger than those you are tempted to envy?.
David was in the mountain watching over sheep. It never dawned on him that he could become the next king. After all, there was a king in his family. He never even desire or prayed for it. But one day, when on a search for the next king, they came to fetch him from the mountains and anointed him. His day had come. Saul went looking for his father’s missing asses on day – unknown to him; he was to be chosen as king on the same day (1 Sam. 9:1-2). Joseph was in prison for an offense he never committed. He was forgotten by Pharaoh’s servant, to whom he had ministered through his ability to interpret dreams. That servant was released. When his day came, without the assistance of anyone, God used the elements of time and chance to move him from prison to the throne.
Your day will come. Your time to eat bread without scarceness will come. Your day of promotion will come. Soon you will carry your baby from your womb. That appointed day can meet you in the church, just as it has happened to Zacharias (Luke 1:5-20). If he had become discouraged that he was getting old and wondered about the delay, in spite of his faithful service to God, he would have left God’s service and missed his day. Do not allow anything to discourage you. The blessing may be delayed, yet wait for it, for when the day comes, nobody and nothing can stop that blessing. Stay in God’s will. Continue to serve God faithfully keep away from sin. Keep your faith alive.
Your day will come sooner than you think. Be ready, God always ready to perfect every imperfection in your life.