“I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.” Jeremiah 1:12 NIV
Don’t waste your life trying to do things that God has neither called nor equipped you to do. Your parents may think you’d make a wonderful doctor or lawyer, but what does God think? What has He said about you? God told Jeremiah, “I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.” If God said it–He will back it up. If He didn’t–you’re on your own! Too many people waste their lives trying to do things that God never called and equipped them to do. Identify the source of your vision! Look deep within yourself; who are you trying to impress? Are you trying to prove to your ex-husband or wife that you can make it successfully without them? Or show your parents that you’re as talented as your brother or sister? Or demonstrate to the world how you overcame your roots and pulled yourself up by your bootstraps?
Your vision cannot be born out of unresolved issues, that just breeds a need for control and recognition and dooms you to failure. What’s more, if your vision is from God, you can’t afford to be impatient like Abraham and try to accomplish it in your own strength and ingenuity. God’s promises can never be fulfilled through fleshly effort. If only Abraham had waited he could have avoided a lot of heartache with Hagar and Ishmael. The Bible says, “The blessings of the Lord…maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow” (Pr. 10:22). No matter how long it takes, seek God’s will; wait on His timing, prepare yourself thoroughly, and move only when He says go!
This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today