Have you ever felt like your life just couldn’t get any traction? Like you just keep spinning your wheels but going no where? Personally, my husband and I have been going through one of these difficult seasons.
We believe that the Lord has called us to get out of debt, and we also believe that he has great things in store for our family. I also believe that the Lord has built many awesome gifts and talents into my husband, a lot of which are currently being untapped and seemingly being unnoticed by the world. That can be frustrating and discouraging many days.
We’re currently looking for another job for Mike, one that is more suited to his gifts and passions, and we also have a real need for him to receive more income. Luckily, I just started a part-time job to help supplement our income and help accelerate our debt pay-off. But we have been discouraged these past couple of weeks as Mike’s hours have been cut at work, and now my income is just covering over the hole in our income from Mike’s decrease in pay.
While doing some filing for my boss today, I came across a page with a little devotional about Habakkuk 2:3:
“For stillthe vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow,wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.”
I was stirred as I read this passage and the accompanying devotional- it was all about trusting in God and being patient even when the things He has placed in our hearts seem slow to come to pass.
“If it seems slow, wait for it…” the Word says. The Lord has given us a specific vision, but we are temporarily bogged down by circumstances. We are to be content and patient in this season that is often painful and difficult. The only way for this to be possible is for us to daily learn to surrender everything- our jobs, our income, our bills, our talents and dreams- and say “Here Lord. These are yours. Do with them what you will.”
Psalm 18:25 says, “To the faithful you show yourself faithful…” We are daily storming heaven, “reminding” Him of this promise. For now it is our job to faithfully live out what He has called us to with what He has given us, and know that ultimately we have no power in our own right to live out the desires and plans He has created in us.
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