Habakkuk 2 :1 I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint. 2 Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. 3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
My “station” is the Lazy Boy early in the morning looking for God to speak to me through his Word and sometimes the words of his people who have shared their inspiration in their own writings. One of my favorite quotes is from Oswald Chambers: “patience is not the same as indifference.”
It’s that Lazy Boy that’s made all the difference between patience and indifference for me. If I’m there and I get nothing it’s patience. If I’m not there, it’s indifference. It’s an Inspired Risk to believe God is there with truth for me. It’s an Inspired Risk to believe I do have a “revelation.” It’s an Inspired Risk to find my own words of faith and then run with them. I won’t get it right every time…but there is an appointed time. Patience is an Inspired Risk: “Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come …”