Abraham waited 100 years to meet the son God promised him. Joseph spent 15+ years waiting for the vision God gave him to become a reality that his brothers would bow before him. A big chunk of that time was in prison. Moses waited 40 years in the desert before God showed up in a burning bush. David waited 15 years from the day he was anointed to be king until he sat on the throne. And what about Lazarus? It certainly seemed like it was too late for him. He died!
God could have allowed Sarah to conceive before her ninety-fifth birthday came and went! God could have made Joseph a ruler the moment he arrived in Egypt! God could have spoken to Moses the first week he got to the back side of the desert hiding from the Egyptians. God certainly could have had Samuel usher David straight to a seat of royalty. And oh my goodness, God surely could have kept Lazarus from the grave!
Lets take a closer look at Moses. When he was snatched out of the Nile river as a baby and whisked off to the palace by Pharaoh’s daughter, don’t you know his mother was fearful of what would happen to her baby boy with the influence of the world?
God used his hard-knock-life to prepare Moses for what God needed done!
Hebrews 11:1 tells us that: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
God tells us in Isaiah 55:9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. and verse 11: So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Purpose to live by faith and persevere for what God has positioned you to do… even if it doesn’t look likely today.
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Cindy Willingham is ten years new to Birmingham, Alabama. Her sweet husband of 38 years, two married children and four grand-kiddos fill her life with unbelievable fun and sweet snuggles. She thinks God is awesome and that the best adventure starts with saying yes to that still, small voice. ~ To read Cindy’s BoP Bio click here.