I had a vision for a major project several years ago. The project is ongoing, and I’ve worked really hard at it, but it looks nothing like what God showed me. What should I do?
Well the first thing is pretty simple, did you hear from God? In my case I believe with every fiber of my being that I did. So the next thing to explore is why the gap between the vision and the reality?
Disobedience? Have I strayed from God’s call? Am I in sin doing something which God cannot bless? I’ve searched my heart and while I am far from perfect, I don’t think that’s the case here. I’m trying to serve the Lord with honor and integrity.
Am I not doing something I need to do? I think this is part of it…
Do I not have everything I need? This is absolutely part of it but here’s the thing. Am I being faithful with what I have right now or am I wasting my time lamenting what I do not have? I do get stuck there sometimes, but I have to move on in faithfulness. My father has everything and everyone I need and my suspicion is these things (and people)will be released as I am faithful.
Am I just impatient? YES!!! but God’s timing is perfect so I have to trust that if I am doing what I am called to do, God will act on my behalf until the vision becomes reality.
The time between a vision and that vision becoming reality can be frustrating or invigorating and the choice is largely up to us. God always knows what He’s doing. In those places of frustration, I have a choice, I can quit or I can persevere. I can blame others or I can examine myself. I can be faithful or unfaithful. I choose to press on, giving God my best each day. That’s really the only thing we can do.
Trust God with your vision and keep walking toward it.
Step by step, faithfully…