January we were inspired and motivated. It was the beginning of the year, we reached a new start. But it’s easy to be pumped when you haven’t reached a stump in the road. At this point, we’ve gone through the obstacles of January and have overcome the hurt and disappointment that February brought about and now we’ve reached March. Some of us haven’t begun to see the fruit of the seed that was planted in us. We haven’t seen the promises that God has given us come about and we are beginning to feel discouraged and slip back into our old ways and old mindset- in that moment we begin falling back into our old season. The devil doesn’t want you to get the promises of God and he knows that he can’t steal them from you so he tries to attack your commitment, motivation and focus. If he can steal that, you will forfeit your our future.
The devil knows that if he can steal your focus, you’ll forfeit your own future.
I felt that this third month of the year I should speak on perfect timing…
I have read Habakkuk 2:2-3 so many times. But one day when God brought the verse to my mind, I questioned why it says “though it tarry, wait on it for it will not be delayed.”
Delay and tarry both mean the same thing. How can it tarry but not delay. So I decided to read the verse in the text. I had learned the verse in the KJV but this time I read it in my Holman Study Bible. The HCSB reads verse three as:
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it testifies about the end and will not lie. Though it delays, wait for it, since it will certainly come and not be late.”
Habakkuk 2:3 HCSB
“For the vision is yet for THE APPOINTED time…” Because the verse says “THE” instead of “AN” speaks to the fact that there is a specific time that this vision is to come about. “An” appointed time would mean that this vision could come at any appointed time but “THE” tells us that there is a specific time appointed/dedicated/predestined just for this vision. So who appointed this time? The Creator of time of course. This vision is to come about in God’s timing (Kiros). When the later part of verse three says, “Though it delays, wait for it, since it will certainly come and not be late” the term delay is referring to a delay in chronos– man’s chronological time. Habakkuk 2:3 Is telling us that there is a specific time in Kiros that God has appointed for the promises and visions He’s given you to come about. Though it may appear to be delayed in the natural because it isn’t coming about in your time frame, wait patiently for it will not be late for God’s appointed time…God’s timing is impeccable. It will come about when He sees fit.
God’s timing may not always line up with ours but the gag is, God doesn’t operate on our time, we live/exist in His. Don’t put a time stamp on God. He works on Kiros not Chronos.
It is not that the promise is delayed…it’s a matter of whose timing it’s operating on.
“Your timing may not have been in January. Be patient and serve where you are.”