Today I awoke with a burning conviction —the conviction that says, “God said it --and it WILL be done.” And though the dreams and promises of my life seem like nothing but a distant reality, suddenly my perspective began to shift. This too, is but a moment. This too, shall pass. AND I, get the option of prophetically living in the fulfillment of His promises —even when they’ve yet to happen in the natural.
There’s a part in the bible that trips me up every time I read it. I don’t know about you, but there are certain things in the bible that stir me up where I’m like...BUT GODDDDD…I need the details!!!!!!
But nope, nothing…
The part I’m specifically referencing is when Abraham got his wife's servant pregnant and she gave birth to Ishmael when he was 86 years old. At this point, God had already made a covenant with Abraham that his descendants would outnumber the stars in the sky (Genesis 15) —but yet, Abraham did not patiently wait and got another woman pregnant in order to manipulate the fulfillment of the promise. However, the bible in ONE VERSE goes from Abraham being 86 years old —all the way to him being 99 years old when God appears to Him again to let Him know His wife will become pregnant with their first child.
And I’m like WHATTTTT????? God what about the 13 years of day-to-day waiting???????
Seriously, every time I read this I have so many questions. What about the daily process of choosing to believe? Did Abraham doubt? Was He angry at God? Did he cry out to him? I mean, obviously he doubted considering he got another woman pregnant… but I read this every time in a whirlwind of questions that ultimately come down to this —what about the daily process of choosing to believe in the midst of the 13 years of waiting?
My question is this —what if we believed beyond a shadow of a doubt that God said it, and it will happen? What if we lived with a deep conviction of the sovereignty of God and had a greater awareness for eternity and the unseen realm then our awareness of the circumstances in the natural?
I’m convinced our daily behaviors and thought-life would DRASTICALLY change; that is, If we decided to live in the prophetic fulfillment of God’s promises before they even take place in the natural. If we lived from an eternal perspective, recognizing that God is sovereign and all His promises are “Yes and Amen,” there would be a lot less doubting. In fact, maybe none at all.
James 1: 6-8 “The one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.”
Today I’ve decided I’m going to prophetically live in the fulfillment of His promises. No more doubting. No more listening to the enemy's voice.
God said it --So let it be done.