Last night I woke up at 1:45 a.m. and knew that the Lord wanted to speak a promise to me as I looked at the time; it is out of Luke 1:45,
Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
Back in November the Lord spoke to me a very specific word for 2014, it was BELIEVE. Though this year has already presented many trials and challenges, I have chosen to believe all that the Lord has promised. It’s not difficult to believe in what you already see but believing in the unseen is often a battle that we must fight each day. We must battle with what we see in the natural, we battle our own thoughts and we battle against time when the promise appears delayed.
Almost seven years ago I took one of the biggest leaps of faith of my life. I chose to believe something that the Lord had shown me that went against the grain of the path that I was on. I won’t take the time to go into all the details of it now but this choice was to believe in something that not only had substantial risk on it but it also was so “out of the box” for me that I truly questioned if I had heard right. As a matter of fact, I went to many trusted friends and leaders to ask for counsel and prayer because I thought that I must be hearing wrong. Without fail, every one of these trusted people came back to me and confirmed that they felt I had indeed heard the Lord.
Since the first day that the Lord spoke the promise/vision to me regarding this situation it has been one of the most painful and yet beautiful journeys that I have ever embarked upon. The price to walk out this journey of believing has been extremely costly and has created more “prayer opportunities” then I can even begin to count. This decision to believe in this one particular promise has been one of the most difficult battles that I have ever been in. It has been like being on the front line of a war in the spirit realm for years. Honestly, by the end of 2013 I had begun to wonder if I had actually heard from the Lord and had to seriously fight doubt and dismay. I decided to fight doubt with a truth…the truth in what I had seen in the spirit seven years earlier. Though my eyes were seeing the opposite, my spirit eyes still saw clearly the promise that the Lord had spoken.
As of February I began to see signs that the promise was coming forth. It was like a door being cracked open before my eyes and I wondered if it would be slammed shut. Now it is March and the door of promise is no longer cracked open but has been fully opened. For the first time I am seeing with my natural eyes what I have spent so many years seeing with the eyes of my spirit. I almost cannot believe my eyes but sure enough…I am witnessing fulfillment of a promise. Since I am a “seer”, I often see things in the spirit that are so clear that I feel as though I will see the fulfillment in the natural realm immediately. Long processes are difficult for me because when the vision or promise is given it feels so immediate and it is so real. This was a journey, not a sprint and walking out the journey has made it even more precious to behold.
Do you have a promise that you have been carrying for many years? Has the battle been relentless and yet the fulfillment seem to be far off? God gives us the promise and the vision so that we know what we are believing in and fighting for. Don’t stop believing when it seems as though the promise has been robbed from you because you may just turn around one day soon to see the promise fulfilled! Blessed are you that have believed that the Lord would fulfill His promise to you!