And the parched ground shall become a pool – Isaiah 35:7
God always gives us a vision before a thing is made real. When we realize that although the vision is real, it is not real in us, then is the time that Satan comes in with his temptations, and we are apt to say it is no use to go on. Instead of the vision becoming real – there has appeared the valley of humiliation. This awful valley of accusation and condemnation that whispers, “You are not. You cannot”.
God gives us the vision ~ then He immediately takes us down to the valley to batter us into the shape of the vision, and it is in the valley that so many of us faint and give way. Every vision will be made real if we will have patience. Think of the enormous leisure of God! He is never in a hurry. We are always in such a frantic hurry, aren’t we?
In the light of the glory of the vision we go forth to do things, but the vision is still not real in us yet; and God has to take us into the valley, and put us through fires and floods to batter us into shape, until we get to the place where He can trust us with the veritable reality. Ever since we received the vision – God has been at work, getting us into the shape of the ideal. And over and over again we attempt to loosen His grasp from us and try to batter ourselves into our own shape. How preposterous to think we could do a better job than our loving Heavenly Father to mold us for the perfected fitting of the vision!
The vision is not a castle in the air, but of what God wants you to be. It is also not something that we could ever imagine ourselves to be, but something bigger… something God-breathed. Only God can make us into the vision He has cast for us for it is He alone that has the power to transform and make alive.
Let Him put you on His wheel and whirl you as He likes… and as sure as God is God and you are you, you will turn out exactly in accordance with the vision.