When God gives you a vision

“For with God nothing will be impossible.” Lk 1:37

Once you receive a vision of God and get a sense of what the Lord is calling you to do, be prepared that shortly after uncertainty and doubt will fill your mind. A divine revelation often sounds too fantastic and too far away from any reality that it easily leaves one perplexed. Just take a look at Mary’s reaction when an angel revealed to her that she, still a virgin, shall give birth to a son. In a moment of great confusion, Mary expressed the very same question that likewise comes to the mind of a disciple of Christ when he/she is confronted by such an enormous revelation of God: “How can this be?” (Lk 1:34).

Your circumstances may look greatly contrary to the divine vision you received. And you may see no possibility at all that these things will come true sometime. Yet, the answer of your heavenly Father will always be the same: “For with God nothing will be impossible” (Lk 1:37). Always keep in mind that the Lord is “able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Eph 3:20).

But beware of not to force and pressure yourself to realize the God-given promise with your own abilities. Don’t fool yourself to think that you can do what actually only He can do. Wait and you will see that the Lord is going to unfold what He has revealed to you. At the right time He will make a way, open the doors only He can open (Rev 3:8) and give you more and more clarity. The fog in front of you will disappear, and you will see in part the path leading to the mountain top. As soon as you get some sight, don’t hesitate to get active and make the first steps. You may not see the whole picture yet. Nevertheless, you have to trust that the Creator of all things knows best the starting point, the time, the route, and the destination of your journey. Following Christ will lead you to the most unreachable places if you are willing to stop to lean on your own understanding and abilities (Prov 3:5-6) but to follow the voice of God.

In the end, a vision of God will always lead you to worship. You will grasp that what sounded too fantastic in the beginning and became reality now was not at all your own hand’s work. But that all credit belongs to your faithful and miracle-working heavenly Father, the Giver of all gifts, who alone made it happen. Here, at the top of the mountain, you will fall on your knees, filled with gratitude, amazed and overwhelmed by the wondrous work and faithfulness of God. Like Mary, you also will glorify the Lord (Lk 1:46-55) for the great things He has done for you.

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