1 I will stand my watch
And set myself on the rampart,
And watch to see what He will say to me,
And what I will answer when I am corrected.
2 Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
3 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.
4 “Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.
I’ve always been big about dreaming and often say that, “to dream is to go beyond yourself”. In the last year this passage in Habakkuk has been speaking to me about those dreams. Today, I want us to begin to dream again. I’m not talking about small-minded dreams and things that you could do on your own if you applied yourself. Dreaming is NOT goal-oriented living. I am talking about God-dreams; these are the dreams that God puts in your heart that would be impossible without Him.
In Habakkuk 2:1 we learn to set ourselves where we are – on our watch post and ask Go to give us the vision – His dream for us. We set ourselves, we look to Him and we wait.
It doesn’t end with the vision, once we get it, we need to write it down (v.2) and be specific about it.
(v.3) It will come to pass – don’t hold back just because it has not been done before. When God gives the vision, it will not lie. Wait for it. Be expectant.
Speak to the vision (v.4) Speaking life and faith is partnering with God. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for – things that are expected. (Hebrews 11:1)
I want to challenge you this week to get before God, set yourself, and ask Him to give you a vision of the dream He has for you to fulfill.
What is your dream?