Day: February 18, 2020
The bible speaks of ten virgins who heard that the bridegroom was coming. Upon hearing this word, they took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.
I don’t know long it was between the time they heard and the time of manifestation, but at midnight while they were sleeping, someone cried out, ‘The bridegroom is coming. Go out to meet him.’
A door had been opened for them, but they were only given a span of time. Five of them were prepared for his coming, but unfortunately five of them were not. The lamps of the foolish virgins had gone out and they had no more oil. And while they were looking for oil to buy, the bridegroom came and the door shut (Matthew 25:10).
If what God told you hasn’t manifested yet, it is not because He lied or has forgotten about you. Perhaps the reason why you haven’t gotten it is because you aren’t ready for it – yet.
Let’s say, for example, He promised you a promotion or a spouse or a home. God will always give you enough time to prepare for He has promised. Then one day, when you’re not expecting it, a door opens.
But you got angry at your manager and quit your job.
Or you got tired of being alone and went back to your ex.
Or you stopped looking at homes only after looking at three because it seemed like the process of buying a home was too difficult.
Then, the door shut and the time had passed.
No promotion, no spouse and no new home.
I’m not telling you that another opportunity won’t come. It will because God is ready to give it to you, but you must be ready for it.
When God told Noah that a flood was coming, Noah believed and prepared for the flood.
If you believe that God has already done or is going to do what He said, then prepare like you believe Him.