Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Law can be defined here as “God’s word”
God gives Habakkuk three words that apply to vision. Write. Run. Wait.
His word is the source of hope and vision in my life. There should be corresponding action to what I’ve written. People should be able to see what I’ve written by what I do.
One way that we write the vision is that we speak the vision.
He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant: Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron: Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him.
The promise on his life came with a time stamp. Prayerfully, there should be a scripture as foundation for the promises in your life.
To “try us” means to test us. There is a purpose for your trial.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 encourages us that there is a time and purpose for every thing under the heavens.
Isaiah 40:31 says But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
When your faith is on trial
1. What you say can be held against you (speak in line with the word)
2. Take the stand (stand in His word and do not be moved)
3. Present your evidence (get in the scriptures and claim that scripture)
Once you begin to speak on the vision for your life, not everyone will agree with your vision: reference Joseph’s life in Genesis 37 and Acts 7:9
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
I wait for the Lord , my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
My hope must be in His word and my actions correspond to what’s written.
God doesn’t choose us when we have arrived, He chooses us in the process according to Isaiah 48:10 which says, Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
Psalms 62:1-2, 5-8
Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
My expectation is in Him and there is no biblical expectation without preparation.
Luke 4:17-18, 20-22
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?
Open the word and find the scripture that supports the vision for your life.