Shhhh… God is at Work.
Have you ever just sat and thought about the fact that, not only does God make us promises, but He actually wants us to have all that He has promised us?
I mean, He really wants us to have it. And, when God wants you to have something, He is rooting for you. And by rooting for you, I mean He makes sure you can’t ruin it for yourself (ask me how I know).
God has fail-proof, fool-proof plans set up to help us win, even when we don’t think that we can.
See, He treats us, in part, the way Zacharias was done when he was made aware that his wife, Elizabeth, would bear him a son. Gabriel, the angel of the Lord, said to him, “But behold, you will be mute and not be able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time.” Luke 1:20 (NKJV).
Vibrant Faith, Quiet Doubt
Now, you may be thinking, “Mute? I’ve never been mute.” Oh, but I’m sure you have been “mute,” just not literally.
Remember that one thing that God promised that you were convinced was too big for you? You may be at the point now where you can’t tell anyone or you don’t want to speak on what God promised because you’re afraid you might “jinx” it. You may even be able to think of times when doubt tried to creep up in your mind, but right then, God canceled the doubt by doing something that only He could do.
God does these things to keep our faith at a vibrant level – one that says, “I don’t know how He’s gonna do it, but I know He will!”
I have had plenty of moments where I was in the process of thinking that the promise was just too great to happen for me. But God, being God, slid in to keep me quiet and focused on the prize.
What we must always remember is that, as our Playbook says in Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue”. Notice that the scripture says “power of the tongue.” Your words are powerful and can literally make or break you.
God wants us to remember this so that we pay close attention to what we put into the atmosphere with our words. It was so important to God’s plan that John The Baptist be born to fulfill his purpose, that God put his daddy on mute until after his birth. Isn’t that amazing? God wanted John The Baptist here so badly that He shut the man up. And, because God is rooting for you, He will cause your words to be few so that you don’t foil His great plan for your life.
SO, WHAT’S THE PLAY CALL?
I know that it can be difficult sometimes to “keep the faith” when the path leading to your promise looks bleak, but you gotta remember that if you weren’t meant to have it, God never would have promised it to you. He doesn’t make promises that He doesn’t plan to keep!
Isaiah 55:11 says, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
So, if Jesus said it, that settles it! Here are a few ways to keep your doubt “on mute” during your waiting process:
- Watch your mouth! Remember, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue”, so that means that when you speak, you are either killing your promise or helping it grow.
- Think happy thoughts. You may have chuckled a little there, but it’s necessary. If you always think about the worst that could happen, you just may get it. Our Playbook says in Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
- Get excited! Yes, yes, I know… you haven’t seen it happen yet. But guess what, if God promised it to you, then it’s coming! So go ahead and rejoice in knowing that you already have the victory. “But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.” Psalms 68:3
Remember, God is rooting for you, too!