Hold on to Your Vision
I would like to give testimony how the Lord made my vision to come to Australia possible.
Shortly after I got saved in 2007, I was not allowed to attend the meetings anymore due to my parents. To that time the vision to come to Australia one day grew in me. I wanted to visit the brethren there in order to get to know them better and to get trained as a Christian.
The Bible describes how important it is to have visions in order to keep your faith "alive". PROVERBS 29:18:
"When there is no vision, the people perish....". Indeed, that vision gave me a lot of strength and hope to fight through the years I did not have much fellowship with other Christians.
"And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it."
In obedience to that Scripture I wrote down my vision. God wants us to talk in faith. So I shared my vision with many school friends.
...Indeed, that vision gave me a lot of strength...
Last year I finished school and worked for several months to save up money for my trip. Praise God, since January 2013 I am in Australia! On top of that, God has changed my parents´ heart attitudes towards the Assembly, so that they supported me financially to come here in the end.
Do not be discouraged if God does not answer immediately. He is the perfect planner for everything. Trust in His timing.
"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."
Thanks for taking time to read my testimony. I hope it is of help for you.
Love in Christ,