God’s Word for God’s Time

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

God speaks to us in many ways—through dreams or visions, through His Word, or just in a “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12). He speaks at specific moments and in specific circumstances. It’s natural to associate God’s words with the context of our lives and apply them to the circumstances we face.

Daniel seemed to react in this way as he tried to understand the vision God had given him. The angel, Gabriel, was sent to give him understanding. The first thing the angel communicated was that the vision was not for Daniel or even his time. Rather, he was told, it “pertains to the time of the end.”

In other words, Daniel was given insight into situations that neither he nor anyone else in his lifetime ever would face. He simply was the vessel to whom God had given the vision. He did not need to understand it. He simply was being asked to receive and deliver the message, trusting that God would accomplish His purposes at the right time.

The Bible shows us that God always is looking for people He can trust, who consistently demonstrate that they will obey and serve Him. He knows that we may not understand His plans or purposes.

But, as Daniel learned, we should be ready to do whatever He calls us to do—even if this means receiving insights that are for other times and other people.

In every situation, seek to be a good listener, always sensitive to God’s direction and His call on your life. Be faithful in whatever He wants you to do. Always trust in Him.