HAPPY NEW MONTH
On Sunday, I sat on my bed and asked God for a word for you all. I usually wait on a word before coming here to post anything hence the delay in posts. As I sat down this came to me “Delayed But Not Denied”.
This hit me so bad because I’ve had so many things going on in my life lately. There are times that I felt that so many things have been delayed in my life. We are already in August and I know some people are wondering when things will fall in place for them. We are already in August and some are asking when God is going to come through.
I am here to tell you that your darkest time is just before day. God is not One Who will lie instead, He will come through and He will do it right on time.
You feel you are behind, and everyone is ahead but God’s delay does not mean denial.
He came through for Daniel at the point when his enemies thought they had the better part of him.
He came through for Joseph at a point when he thought all hope was lost. What shows that this delay means He has left you behind?
He is preparing something bigger and greater for you. It may seem dark, but you are not alone. He sent the angel to shut the mouth of the lions so that they wouldn’t hurt Daniel (Daniel 6:21), that’s the same way He will send angels to take control of that situation. Those lions in your life are not there to take hold of you but for the manifestation of His Glory.
Your job, marriage, breakthrough might be delayed but hold on, something bigger is on its way. Never feel alone in that storm. In the midst of the chaos Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego may have felt God had delayed but He came through at a point when they needed Him most. He came through and not even their hair was singed (Daniel 3:7). That delay is not to harm you at all. He is coming through and you are coming out bigger than expected.
Just like the Chinese Bamboo Tree, you will water it and wait for a long period. Wait year after year until about five years before you see some sort of growth. That is your life- you will go through that same process over and over again. The fact that it goes through this delay doesn’t mean it has been denied amongst the others. The Chinese Bamboo becomes huge and blossoms beautifully at the end of the five years wait.
That’s you at this point, you have not been denied, just keep going. Keep feeding yourself with the right nutrients; Word of God, Prayer, Worship, Praise and know that He will come through.
He always does!