There’s Still a Vision

Habakkuk 2:2 is a good text we like to quote/throw around as a reminder of God’s promises and vision for our lives. But that verse 3? Whew. That thing got me today.

“For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay.”

How often has God given us a dream or vision for something and no matter how we try to get started, to get our footing to pursue it, it just doesn’t seem to work out?

We know God gave us the vision but have gone as far as our money, resources, and intellect can go — so we resolve to tucking our idea into the recesses of our journals and Google Docs and move on.

Habakkuk 2:3 says there’s still a vision for an appointed time… that “still” takes me out because it reminds me that God has not forgotten the dream that she gave me — and the time from incubation to action is not time lost but time to create space for when the “appointed time” begins. 

That time between incubation and action is where we are called to sit with ourselves, our ideas, our current situations and work those things out. It’s where we’ll see relationships end and new ones begin. It’s where life will push us to develop our character. It’s when we figure out not only what we want but what we don’t want.

It’s a time where space for the unexpected is created.

Whew. I find so much peace in knowing God hasn’t forgotten — that there’s still a vision, still a chance to see the vision come to pass, there’s still an appointed time that everything will come together.

So don’t grow weary waiting for the appointed time for that dream or vision to pop off; hopefully this season has been a time of getting people, places, things, ideals that no longer serve you out the way so you’ll have space for what’s coming. It’s coming!

Can the church say amen?

On the chase,

Alisha L.

I’m Not Looking At You…

This is overdue, so to those who this is really for, I apologize for my disobedience… Even delay in obedience is disobedience, ya heard?! 

Satan, get some Lasik.

I was talking to my good friend a couple of weeks ago about how she was feeling the heat in her finances. She was getting attacked from each and every way; unexpected repairs on her home, a student stealing money from her, even an ex boyfriend leaving her house with some money in his pocket that didn’t belong to him. 

It seemed as if every time she turned around, Satan was in her back pocket doing what he does best: steal, kill, and destroy. 

After chatting it up for a while about how that lil’ hussie stole money out of her wallet at work, I came to the realization about something. 

Satan has really limited vision. He can’t see past the current, the right now. Every time he attacks us, whether that be through our money, our bodies, our relationships, our careers, anything, he operates on a “right now” time frame. He can only see as far as what kind of pain or anguish it will cause us right now

But what he fails to realize, you see, is that everything he does causes us to (if we faint not Gal. 6:9) reap a greater reward than anything that we lost in the first place. 

Satan can’t see the other side of things. His view is limited. It’s like he’s sitting at the bottom of a hill throwing stones up at us on top of the hill. If he throws hard enough, a stone or two may hit us. May even knock us down if that stone is big enough. But what he fails to see that behind us, God picks up every stone and is placing it strategically, storing it up, multiplying them so when Satan is done with his futile attack, we can turn around and turn those stones into immediate rewards for our ability to stand. 

WHOA. That was good! 

So don’t be discouraged when the tough times come. When things are hitting you, one after another, know that Satan is only doing them with a limited view. He can’t see that his antics turn into rewards behind you on the hill… 

Ay yo, Lucifer, Beelzebub, Satan, L-O-S-E-R… get some Lasik. 

We’re not looking at you, we’re looking paaaaaassst you… 

On the Chase, 

Alisha L. 

“But as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good…” Genesis 50:20 NKJV