Do you feel like you are meant to do great things? Has God spoken to you concerning the plans and destiny He has for you, but you don’t know how it’s going to happen?
There was a young woman in the Bible named Mary who felt the same way.
She was visited by an angel and told that she would give birth to God’s son … even though she was a virgin!
Mary asked the angel how the destiny spoken to her could possibly be since she had never known a man intimately.
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.” Luke 1:35–37 NIV
God has a word for you
All Mary had was God’s final word that the promise He made to her would not fail. She also knew what struggles this would bring about for her personally. She was supposed to get married to Joseph! How would her community react when she became pregnant outside of marriage? How would Joseph react?
Mary didn’t have all the answers for her future, and that’s what makes her response to the angel so incredible.
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. Luke 1:38 NIV
Notice the angel waited for Mary to respond with her answer to the call of God on her life before leaving her. Have you ever wondered what would have happened if she had not said yes?
Is God waiting on your yes?
Mary saying “yes” to God began a series of events that led to Jesus healing thousands and performing many miracles. Her “yes” is what allowed the savior to enter the world. Without Mary, there could be no baby Jesus!
Like Mary, God may be calling you to something extraordinary. It could be that He’s still waiting on your absolute, undoubting “yes.”
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 2:3 NIV
Sometimes God speaks and things happen right away. Other times it seems that the answers linger, are delayed or they don’t come at all. Not all prophetic words from God come to pass as there are other factors that come into play.
Even though prophetic words may seem to linger and be delayed, many times they come and do not fail you. Listen, the important part is that we trust God to lead us to the greater purposes.
Blessed are all of you who believe that the Lord will fulfill his promises to you.
Watch as 2019 brings the fulfillment of promises you’ve been asking for!