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.
Psalm 46: 10 Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
Calmness is the cradle of power….Josiah Albert Hollard
Hie again, today I get the opportunity to share with you guys something I learnt from a sermon given at a certain church I gatecrashed two weeks ago , he spoke about delays in life. It takes a certain kind of maturity and incredible faith in the Lord to remain defiantly calm whilst your whole life is up in flames , I mean while your dreams are stagnant and beginning to look unattainable or even crazy. Have you ever had a what was I thinking of moment , how on earth did I dare believe I would be there by 35. I am one of those guys who had his whole life plan blown away before it even took root. imagine thinking that by 25 you will be done with your first degree and by 27 you assume you are driving and 30 married only to have two years added to your degree because the examiners thought I had inadequate information to be unleashed onto the world as a finished product. So to say I am impatient by nature is an understatement, I saw friends living the life I dreamed and I feel I have to play catchup but the hours in the day are preventing that and coupled with a declining economy and bad breaks. Many a times a I feel like cursing God, why me??? gosh if only I drank and I would drown my misery . But It is at such times that you appreciate Habakkuk’s prophecy that the vision will happen at the right time it wont tarry , God is never late ..its us who are always in a hurry, to marry , to have kids , to have a job ,start a business etc. Society has placed such a burden on us and we feel we have to fulfill the world’s prophecies over our lives forgetting the expected ending God promised in Jeremiah. If ever they is a commodity laking in the lives of today’s youth its calmness, patience ..the ability to trust God no matter what. To be like Peter who could enter into deep slumber in a prison cell such that it required an angel to slap him awake or David to be anointed King at 17 but start his reign at 30. If they is one thing I pray for from God its calmness in the midst of a storm , the ability to be still and trust in his reign over my life. How we behave during delays plays a crucial part in who and what we will become in the future , are we like Saul who thought Samuel was late and rushed to do the sacrifice and thus losing his throne or we are like David who refused to kill Saul when he found him asleep in a cave..you choose the path you want in life, to be David or Saul . Delayed gratification is the answer , i believe the God who began it in you will bring it to completion,,don’t panic be calm and remember: ships don’t sink because of the water around them , ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Dont let what is happening around you get inside of you and weigh you down..