When the vision is real but God won’t release us to go for it

Today’s entry in Oswald Chambers’ “My Utmost for His Highest” focuses on when we feel we are the person for a job but God seems to hold us back from doing the job at the moment. It can be a very discouraging time, but Chambers says it only means God is preparing us for the vision we know is in us.

“Moses saw the oppression of his people and felt certain that he was the one to deliver them, and in the righteous indignation of his own spirit he started to right their wrongs. After the first strike for God and for the right, God allowed Moses to be driven into blank discouragement, He sent him into the desert to feed sheep for 40 years. … [Moses] was right in the individual aspect, but he was not the man for the work until he had learned communion with God.

“We may have the vision of God and a very clear understanding of what God wants, and we start to do the thing, then comes something equivalent to the 40 years in the wilderness. … We have the vision … but we have not got into God’s stride.”

Have you ever experienced something similar?

What did God teach you during that time?

—Jennifer Davis Rash

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