All of us have at least one thing we are standing in faith for. Day after day, we pray. We stand. We worship and we declare God's truth. Until the manifestation comes, we wait and we believe—sometimes through tears and sometimes with tenacity. Always, by His grace.
This morning the Lord gave me flashbacks of moments in my life that literally changed everything. Scene after scene, I was reminded of the power that one moment holds. One word I'd waited to hear, one decision, one touch of healing, one revelation, one tragedy—life, radically impacted in an instant.
The Lord is encouraging us to be in expectation mode, especially if we've recently been knocked down. The enemy loves to thrust our attention toward the problem and away from the One who holds the answer. Regardless of how long you've believed for your breakthrough, do not give up! Your breakthrough is a moment away—a mysterious, inexplicable, precious point where God's will and your life converge.
We don't usually see what God is doing on our behalf, as we worship with holy abandon or bow low with no words or strength left. He loves to rush in and fill a moment with spectacular proof that He alone is God. Faith and expectation are key, no matter how long you've waited.
As I pondered the power of a moment, the Lord reminded me that many times, I made my own moment. I decided to trust, instead of allowing doubt. I took a brave step and had a conversation that shifted the course of my life. I chose to agree with God's purpose for my life and ran after it. Sometimes, our moments come sovereignly and sometimes they come because we choose to agree with God and do what we once thought was impossible. But always, it comes as we turn our hearts, our worship, and our focus to Him and away from the problem.
Think about moments when your life shifted for the better. Ponder the beauty of those times and fill your heart and mouth with thankfulness to the Lord. What are you contending for? How can you change your thinking or your actions to better agree with God? I'd love to hear in the comments below.
"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" (Habakkuk 2:3).