When God gives you a vision and darkness follows, wait

By Dave Henning / August 23, 2017

“When God gives you a vision and darkness follows, wait.  God will bring the vision He has given you to reality in your life if you will wait on His timing.  Never try to help God fulfill His word.”- Oswald Chambers

As Os Hillman continues Chapter 6 of The Joseph Calling, he observes there’s often a distance between what God calls you to do and that calling’s manifestation.  Most importantly, Os reminds us, there’s a time for everything.  Before achievement of your vision, you require times of preparation and simmering.  In addition, through the power of the Holy Spirit, relationship building must take place between you and God.

Yes, Mr. Hillman realizes, you may feel imprisoned, or stuck in your circumstances.  However, when those feelings arise, Os encourages, “let God meet you in this place.  Let this be a time of discovering the power and presence of God during adverse circumstances.”

Jean-Pierre de Caussade once said that blinding pain and shattered dreams prevent us from moving ahead in our own light.  That’s because we have no light.  Thus, we only move forward in the light of faith.

During the crisis, character-building, and isolation stages of the Joseph calling, God performs a deep work in your soul.  He creates a nature change.  As God does a deeper work in your heart, you manifest peace with God and with your circumstances.  It’s often at this point that things begin to change.

In conclusion, Os states that the degree of faithfulness in using our gifts in serving others is directly proportional to God’s elevation of us.  It’s important to be faithful in small areas where our service provides little personal benefit.  God honors faithfulness over time.

Today’s question: What vision do you believe God’s given you?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “The catalyst that leads to our own freedom”

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