Today I received this message from my friend Juanita.
The writer of this message is Joel Osteen. It was and is exactly what I needed to read and recite today. So rather than keep it to myself I’m paying it forward to you, and hopefully you will share it with someone who needs to feel and embrace these words. I created an image and captured the essence of what Joel’s message conveys. Consider saving it to your phone or computer to read when you need a reminder about God’s timing.
Thank you Juanita for your love and for thinking of me when certain messages come through that remind you of me and my circumstances.
The Best Time
“The vision is yet for an appointed time…”
“Habakkuk 2:3, NKJV)
The scripture says, “The vision is for an appointed time.” That means there is a specific time already determined for the fulfillment of the desires God has placed in your heart. The appointed time is the best time!
We have to trust that God can see the big picture for our lives. He knows what’s up ahead. He knows what we’re going to need, who we’re going to need, and when they need to show up. If God did everything we ask on our timetable, it would limit us because sometimes, what we’re asking for is too small.
Sometimes the person we think we can’t live without, God knows in ten years they’re not going to be good for us. So He is closing the door right now. Sometimes the promotion we want so badly, if God gave it to us right now, He knows it would keep us from a much bigger promotion that He has three years down the road.
Remember, God has the advantage of seeing it all. The longer I live, the more I trust Him. The more I see His hand of faithfulness, the more I know that His plan is better than my plan. Today, trust that He knows what He’s doing. Trust that He has an appointed time, and it is the best time to bring to pass His promises in your life!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father, today I put my dreams, desires, hopes and longings into Your loving hands. I trust that the vision You have given me is for an appointed time. I know Your timing is best so I will praise You until I see the promise in Jesus’ name. Amen.
– Joel Osteen