Sometimes it seems as though what we are believing God for us really taking its time manifesting. Although we know the Word tells us not to be weary and that we will reap if we don’t give up, we still want to ask the Lord “When?”. That’s a valid question that He has not ignored. Here are two reasons our receiving may be delayed.
1. Failure to keep the heat on our confessions.
As believers, our profession, or job, is our confession of the Word of God. The word confession comes from the Greek words homo logio, which literally means “same speech or words”. Simply saying positive affirmations won’t do. We must say what God has said concerning what we are believing Him for. With that in mind, our consistency in keeping the “heat on” our faith filled words is the key. For example, we understand that water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. If what we are believing for us the water in the pot and our confession is the fire undeneath, there will be no steam or vapor in the atmosphere until the water temperature reaches the boiling point. Where we miss it is not keeping the heat on consistently or turning it down. Sometimes we turn it off completely which means it takes that much longer for our water to boil.
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2. The Experience Factor
“I will not drive them out from before thee in one year lest the land become desolate and the beast of the field multiply against thee. By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased and inherit the land” Exodus 23:29-30
There are some things we are believing God for that only life experiences can prepare us for. As we move from grace to grace and glory to glory, those experiences will help us maintain the manifestation once we receive it. What good is it to you or the kingdom of God if he blesses you with a new home when you have trouble maintaining the apartment you live in now. You’ll end up losing the house and making God and the Kingdom look bad. So he changes your mindset where you are now. You begin to make the necessary changes so you’ll be ready to handle that new home. He’ll start you out small, and little by little you will increase. You may make faith mistakes along the way, but all things work together for good to them that love the Lord. Remember the blessing of the Lord makes one rich and he adds no sorrow to it. God loves us so much that He will allow a delay in manifestation until we are equipped to properly maintain it. That’s what a Father does.