I love Habakkuk. He’s a prophet from the bible that questioned God about all the evil he saw in his day and wondered how such a just God could let such injustice continue.
I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.”(Habakkuk 1:1)
He was a lot like I used to be. I used to get angry and question God about a lot of the events in my life. I say USED to because now the game has changed!
I have learned to follow the instructions given to Habakkuk straight from the Father’s mouth.
Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. (Habakkuk 1:2-3)
For everything in the natural there is a parallel and corresponding occurrence in the supernatural. On earth, as it is in Heaven.
On earth we are instructed to document EVERYTHING that is of importance.
When something is of great value you don’t want to rely on your memory alone.
How much greater is this instruction when it comes to Heavenly matters?
My life is from Heaven. I AM a Heavenly matter. Documentation in this case is crucial. I need not chance forgetting what God has promised me. I have written down the revelation God has given me about my life. I have written it down to make it clear. I have written it down so that when things “seem” to go awry, I can refer back to that written dedication (revelation) and know with confidence that if my life doesn’t match my dedication, GOD isn’t finished yet.
Before I gained a clear understanding of the power of the written word, my life was a hodgepodge of happenings. I felt out of control and directionless. Everyone else seemed to have a handle on my life instead of me. The truth of the matter is…they did.
What was the difference between me and those I allowed to control me? They had a written vision and I was just a paragraph in their book.
Real Life Example:
I have worked a variety of jobs. Some I liked a lot and others not so much. However, they were all just jobs. They were a means of support. Nothing more and nothing less!
I worked because I was told I had to. I needed to support myself. It made sense. I understood. But what I wasn’t told is that I needed to have a written end game in mind. An end game you ask? Yes, an end game. Everything is meant to cycle through and a job is just part of the cycle.
We are designed to grow and evolve. I was not doing that. I was making cameo appearances in everyone else’s vision and never my own. After working for someone else for 20+ years, I finally received the revelation that, “I too can write the story of my own life!”
So, what does this mean? God’s answers to me were:
“Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.”
Write the vision down so that you, Heaven and earth know what we are aiming for. Write it on earth in a journal to document it well so that Heaven can fill the atmosphere with your request and move on your behalf.
“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.”
Your request has been heard and granted. Ask and it is given to you. As long as you know what the end result looks like, you are fine. Have confidence. Know that the work is not complete until your life matches your dedication. The vision (dedication) is only the end. If I shared with you the intricacies involved with getting this request to you, you would stumble and fall. Trust in me.
“Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
I am the Creator of time. I am not bound by time. Take me off the clock and look only to the end. The journey that you take is all part of the process. Be excited with every step. Things that happen along the path are neither good nor bad. It’s just part of your journey. It’s all being worked together for your good. Watch with me to see what the end will be.
After I gained a clearer understanding of the power of the written word, my life has changed exponentially. I write IN the things I want to see and write OUT the areas that no longer serve. I am no longer subject to anyone else’s time table, drama, despair or heartache without my written approval. If it appears that I am going through something…I am. It’s all part of the plan. It’s MY book of life and God is my editor-in-chief.
So…are you writing your own Book of Life or settling for a couple paragraphs in someone else’s?
Always Journal Everyday!