“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways…” (Is. 55:8)
We have a propensity to focus on the general information to gain a general understanding initially because we are super-hyped about hearing the voice of God. We want to run and tell everyone that we have received ” a word from the Lord.” Why? It makes us feel special. It makes us feel important. In the process, it can easily become about us while overshadowing the purpose and importance of the assignment.
God is more concerned about us gaining an understanding of the specifics of His instruction. When God provides us with a platform from which we are to engage in our assignment, He will also provides details as to how we are to conduct ourselves throughout the process. Many times as we attempt to rush through the process, God will have to gently remind us about paying attention to details because the intended outcome is in jeopardy when we overlook or bypass certain details which are essential to the process.
Although it is true that many times God will provide us with a glimpse of the assignment prior to providing the actual specific details about the manner in which the assignment is to be carried out, He does not intend for us to take the vision and run with it. This is observed in the Book of Habakkuk when God says to him,
“…Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it: because it will surely come, it will not tarry…” (2:2,3)
God will not forget us during the waiting season. He will tell us when the “fullness of time” has come. In the interim, we must make sure that we are preparing ourselves through prayer and consecration in order to be able to hear God with clarity and precision when He instructs us to make the first step. God is into details…where is your focus?…#thinkonthesethings