The prophet Habakkuk felt alone, as if God had abandoned him. Upset by a lack of answers, Habakkuk cries out to God, not in prayer, but with complaints. Not satisfied with God’s initial response in Habakkuk 1:5-11, he continues to vent his frustrations. Feeling self righteous, Habakkuk completes his words in chapter 2, verse 1, as if God is to blame for his current circumstance.
God’s reply is classic. Sometimes in life, we expect God to do everything, including read our minds. Thus, Habakkuk 2:2-3 contains God’s call to action which applies to anyone who has ever prayed to God before. If your prayer’s aren’t being answered, maybe the problem lies in your own indecision, not sure what you really what in life. Therefore, stop complaining and start to write down everything you desire, Psalm 37:4.
As for me, I seek a sense of community, similar to what I experienced during the early days at Red Lion. Second, I want to use my God given talents to counsel, educate and train individuals so that they will be successful in life. Finally, I want to travel, interact with people from other parts of the country and enjoy each moment I spend outside. I am not sure if this exact position exists, but I am beginning my quest today, believing prayer is the key to push aside any current barriers. I encourage others to join me by stop complaining out loud, write down the desires of your heart and pray for God’s favor and will. Enjoy the ride!
by Jay Mankus