If there is one thing we have all faced, at one time or another, it’s waiting on our desires to come to pass. No one likes to wait. I mean, we even make jokes like, “Lord give me patience and give it to me now!” The world in which we live saturates our soul with advertisements that feed the desire for instant gratification and results that we all crave. It’s hard to think of life without a microwave, or fast food. No judgment here, believe me, with two kids I am grateful! Yet this instant life that we live naturally leaks over into our hearts and begins to weaken our expectation when there is resistance to the promises of God. The word the Lord has placed in my heart for you this month is, it’s time for fulfillment!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you should just sit there, be a good little Christian, and tolerate the issue that you’re facing with no knowledge of when your time will come. No, this is not true gospel. I want to encourage your expectation and fill it with so much Word from God that you can’t even think of not possessing all that God has for you. Matthew 5:17 says, “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” Many times when we are standing, waiting for our desires to come to pass, we begin to think, have I dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s? We begin to think that God is waiting on us to be perfected in an area before He activates His word in our situation. Let me say this, Jesus is the fulfillment of your perfection. He accomplished the prerequisites and qualified us in God’s sight. Fulfillment does not come by your perfection, but by His. 2 Corinthians 1:20 reads, “For ALL the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen.” (Amen means so be it and what you just heard is absolute truth.)
God made covenant with Abraham determining to show the heirs of promise more abundantly the unchangeableness of his will and counsel. He made an oath and confirmed it by swearing by Himself. This was Jesus! Why did God do this? Because it is impossible for God to lie. Did you hear that? God cannot and will not lie, and therefore must fulfill the promises He has made. Joshua 21:45 is one of my favorites. It says, “Not one word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.” Somebody say ALL! Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Look at Psalms 37:5, “Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass.”
What am I doing? I’m strengthening your expectation. See the devil wants you to think, “I’ve been standing two weeks, six months, five years and its hasn’t happened yet, and it probably never will.” What? You’ve stood this long, and that time is behind you, don’t quit now, your breakthrough is being created and drawn to you right now!
The key to keeping your expectation strong is to keep the promise before your eyes. Genesis 15:1-6 records when God came to Abraham and said, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield, your exceeding great reward.” Man, I love that. What a way to introduce yourself to someone. But like most of us Abram says, “That’s great and all, but Lord God, what will you give me, SEEING I go childless.…” Abram had his eyes on the situation and was allowing it to erase his expectation of anything coming to pass or happening. I love the response of God, “He brought him OUTSIDE and said, ‘LOOK NOW (faith) toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them. So shall your descendants be.’” Too many times, we are looking down at our problem and we need to get outside and look up. Stop talking about the lack, sickness or unfulfilled situation with everyone and start looking at the reminder that God has given you in His word. See, the stars were a physical reminder and every time the promise looked distant, Abram could look up and say, “Yeah, but look at all those stars, I am going to be the Father of many nations!” Romans 4:18 tells us that Abraham’s expectation was so established in God that he became that which God had spoken. God’s word placed in and on any situation will BECOME.
If you will keep looking up, keep the promise in your eyes, tell time to be quiet and keep expecting, you will see the promise fulfilled.
Luke 1:45 Blessed is _____________________________ (your name) who believed, for there will be FULFILLMENT of those things which were spoken to _______________________ (your name) from the Lord.