Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 31, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 01/31/2013 4:47:03 AM PST by Vision
The vision is yet for an appointed time... (Habakkuk 2:3, NKJV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
The scripture says, The vision is for an appointed time. That means there is a specific time already determined for the fulfillment of the desires God has placed in your heart. The appointed time is the best time! We have to trust that God can see the big picture for our lives. He knows whats up ahead. He knows what were going to need, who were going to need, and when they need to show up. If God did everything we ask on our timetable, it would limit us because sometimes, what were asking for is too small. Sometimes the person we think we cant live without, God knows in ten years theyre not going to be good for us. So He is closing the door right now. Sometimes the promotion we want so badly, if God gave it to us right now, He knows it would keep us from a much bigger promotion that He has three years down the road.
Remember, God has the advantage of seeing it all. The longer I live, the more I trust Him. The more I see His hand of faithfulness, the more I know that His plan is better than my plan. Today, trust that He knows what Hes doing. Trust that He has an appointed time, and it is the best time to bring to pass His promises in your life!
A Prayer for Today
Father, today I put my dreams, desires, hopes and longings into Your loving hands. I trust that the vision You have given me is for an appointed time. I know Your timing is best so I will praise You until I see the promise in Jesus name. Amen.