Bible Reading: Habakkuk 2:1-4
Memory verse: Habakkuk 2:3, “For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
When God makes a promise to us, there is a tendency for us to think it is going to manifest immediately. Using David’s life as a case study, we see that every one of us must undergo a “processing”. David was only 17 years old when he was first anointed king of Israel, but he started reigning over Israel at 30 years. Take note of the following:
1. He never got prideful neither did he go around announcing it to everyone and disregard his responsibilities in his father’s house as a shepherd boy. He stayed under authority and served under King Saul whom God had already rejected.
2. I believe he used the time with King Saul to learn about kingship.
3. While running from Saul, he learned to trust God for his life, protection, and provision. He built a solid relationship with God.
4. He never tried to make things happen by killing Saul neither did he encourage people to hurt Saul.
5. You may wonder why God didn’t just kill Saul. I believe it is because God isn’t in the business of killing people but allowing them to make choices that lead to life or death.
In conclusion, the promises of God are true and will come to pass but must follow a process. God will use the challenges we face to process and mature us for the promotion, so that we don’t have a shipwreck. So, be patient and trust God, it shall come to pass.