The Appointed Time

Staten Island, NY


October 17, 2013

The Lord has given every one of us a vision for our lives. It may be a ministry, a calling, a family, a career or even a project. Many of you have had situations arise in your life, which make the God given vision seem as if it was a figment of your imagination. What you don’t realize is that this vision (assignment) is for an appointed time.

The Lord says, I am calling you back to pursue the vision that you once had and the callings that I have placed on your lives. Just as a pregnant woman does not see the baby immediately but goes through a nine month process before giving birth, the vision has a due date and it is for an appointed time. Do not be dismayed by adverse circumstances which seem to cancel your assignment. Continue to nurture and protect the vision that has been impregnated on the inside of you. Recognize the process of development. You will also give birth in due season.

There are seasons for planting and seasons for reaping. There is an appointed time for everything to come into fruition. Do not allow discouragement to overwhelm you or lead you in the wrong direction. The assignments sent from the enemy are meant to divert your attention off your purpose, but as you pursue your vision and the dream that I have placed in your heart, your perseverance will propel you into your destiny. The misfortunes that were sent to destroy you will strengthen you if you stay on course. Write the vision and reestablish it in your life once again. It will certainly come to pass in its appointed time. Trust Me to continue to guide you in the vision that I have for your life says the Lord.

Psalms 1:3 He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven

Habakkuk 2:2-4 Then the Lord answered me and said: ” Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, It will not tarry. ” Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith.


6781798-beautiful-black-woman-smilingI have to admit that I’ve been in a season where I’m rarely happy! It seems I wake up miserable and go to bed the same way. When this happens there is always a reason and I always get to praying. But guess what? It’s an immature Christian who thinks he will be happy all the time. Sorry, but that is not the case. But this morning I woke up with a smile on my face.

Sometimes we have to trust God in a way we have never trusted him before. I was about to do something (email someone) and I prayed and asked God if I should do it and right when I was about to send it my internet cut off and I knew God was saying a no.

Then the Lord told me that I really need to understand that He has the situation under control and that I don’t have to fight! That can be one of the hardest things to do when you have been “fighting” for a long time. But God told me He has this and He told me how He had my situation and that is what made me smile.

For the longest the Lord has been giving me this particular scripture (see below) and I think I finally got it. This is for someone; let that situation go. You don’t even need to respond anymore. God has it under His control  Hands off! Let him handle it.This time do it for real!

Exodus 14:13-14

New King James Version (NKJV)

13 And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”