Habakkuk 2:3 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.
I wanted to continue talking a little bit about this passage. Specifically the part that says But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Every vision has a voice. It might not be a loud voice. It might not even be discernable by anyone but you in the beginning. Have you ever felt God speak to your heart about something and you shared it with someone else and they didn’t understand what you were talking about? Or else they understood but thought you were crazy anyways?
I will never forget when I first met my husband. The day I met him I knew he was “the one”. Problem was, he didn’t hear the same thing I did! Every one in my circle of friends knew that I was interested in him, and they also knew that he was not interested in me. AT ALL! They thought I was nuts.
I heard people tell me I should give up, that he was never going to ask me out, that I needed to move on. Behind my back, I am quite sure I was the butt of more than one joke. Especially when he was bringing another girl to church! (But that’s a different story!) Even though for a long while it didn’t look like I had heard right, I still felt in my heart that he was going to be the one I married. After about a year of never seeing any interest from him, I decided that I was wrong and should date other people. However, six months after that Chris and I started becoming very good friends, and our relationship grew from there.
When he finally started reciprocating my feelings, I wanted to shout it from the rooftops to prove everyone wrong. To let everyone know that I had been right. But my man would tell people that we were “just friends.” Until the appointed time. Fast forward nine months, we got married and lived happily ever after… most of the time 🙂
Although I heard the voice of the vision in the beginning, no else did, not even my husband. But in the end it spoke and did not lie. In the end, everyone heard what I had heard all along.
My husband isn’t the only thing God has spoken to my heart. There are dreams and visions He has given me that no one else knows about. Dreams that I know are from Him, but that I also know are not for right now. So I wait. Until His appointed time, until He says “Now”, until He opens the doors. All the while knowing that what only I hear now, in the end will speak loud enough to be heard by many.
What’s your vision? What has it been speaking to you? Even if no one else hears, hold onto it, don’t let it go, and trust that in the end it will not lie!
liz! this is such a great word! fifteen years ago, i felt a stirring
in my heart to sing. not flatten out my voice to blend on a
worship team, but to SING. i called the music director at
first methodist and asked him to give me voice lessons, but
he said he didn’t have time. i then asked him to at least listen
to me for five minutes.
i have been studying with him every since and yesterday sang
the solo in schubert’s “mass in G”. the two other soprano
soloists had their masters in vocal arts from famous conser-
vatories. i’m just a wife and a mom with a vision. 🙂
Lea, I wish I could have heard you! I always thought you had the most beautiful voice in the world and cannot imagine how those years of training have must have enhanced it even more.
Just so you know, you were my inspiration to want to sing, so you are partially responsible for the worship leader I am today 🙂
This is so encouraging–I do have a vision and I am waiting and watching as God brings it to pass. No matter what your age, that vision, God given will come to pass.
Ms. Straube, you will see it!! I love and appreciate you and the wonderful woman of God you are!