Posted by: peebles | April 4, 2011

Habakkuk 2:3 (NIV) ~ 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.

An appointed time is one that God has set, and though it seems a while for it to come to pass, and you feel as if the promise is slow in coming, take heart and mark this well, when God’s appointed time comes it will happen without delay. When His appointed time comes for His promise for your life, His promise for revival, it will come and not delay, it will happen swiftly.

The thing is, things are happening in the background that you may not be aware of. God is bringing things into place and people into positions to help you so that the right person, at the right time, will be there just for you. While you push and push and try to make things happen in your timing, God has a better plan for you. The Bible says in Isaiah 55:8 to 9 (NIV), ‘“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’” God’s timing and His ways for your life are always higher and better.

Mark my words, when His appointed time does come, it will come without delay. He will bring the answer swiftly, for there is an appointed time for everything in your life within the plan of God. I often think of Joseph who waited in jail with his neck, feet and hands in iron chains. Then, one day God moved swiftly without delay at the appointed time. Not only was Joseph set free from the chains, he was washed, given new robes and appointed as governor over Egypt, all in one day. Though the promise of God for your life may seem to linger, never lose sight of His promise, never let go of His promise for your life. Wait for His perfect timing for when it comes nothing will be able to stand against it, for it will certainly come to pass. When God has given you a promise for your life it will come to pass, for the Bible says in Isaiah 55:11 (NIV), “So is my word that goes out of mouth. It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

My friend, one of the hardest things to do is to let go and quit trying to do things in your own strength and trying to make things happen in your time, or even trying to manipulate situations for things to turn in your favour. But you must learn to let go and let God bring it about at His appointed time, for when He does, nothing will stop that promise from being fulfilled, nothing and no one can stop the favour of God from being manifest in your life. Nothing can stop that door from opening at the appointed time, for He will bring the answer and not delay so His word for your life will be fulfilled at just the right time.

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


  1. A word in season! Often times when the Lord shows us something, it’s so that we can prepare ourselves to receive it, and it does come at the appointed time.
    Thank you my friend

  2. I read this over and over.

  3. Thank you – i needed to hear this and you explained it beautifully! Thank you…

  4. Thank you Matthew for your wisdom and words of encouragement .
    That truly speak to the depth of my heart.
    Happy New Year

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