“And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised” (Hebrews 6.15 NIV).
God plants seeds of promise inside of us way before those promises come to fruition. Depending on how big the promise, the time before it is realized can last months to years to decades. There must be an in-between time after the promise is given and before it comes to completion. This delay not only prepares us emotionally, mentally and physically for our promise, but it prepares us spiritually. When our promise is given, we are not the people we need to be in order to maintain that promise. If our promise is fulfilled too early, it could cause us to sabotage our own destiny. So God must give us time to grow into the person who can carry such a weighty promise while still relying on Him every day. Many of us will work toward God’s promise, but we may become discouraged when the promise almost seems to die. However, we must trust that God is the God of Resurrection, and He can breathe new life into our dreams when the time is right. Our job is to stay obedient to God and remain patient even as years pass by and everything seems hopeless. If we can hold tightly to faith and push away doubt when the natural situation to our promise is dead, God will unleash a supernatural miracle to bring our promise to life.
“Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised” (Hebrews 10.36 NLT).