I really like this term ‘God’s speed’. I suppose ‘like’ is a bit cliche. Perhaps ‘enthralled’ or ‘desiring’ to be in sync with God’s will at His speed. His speed, His timing might cause us to wait 400 years like the approximate time between the end of the Old Testament and beginning of the New with Christ’s coming. It might be 40 years like Moses spent in the wilderness before burning bush call. It could be 40 days as Jesus spent being tested and tempted. It could also happen in 4 nano seconds with the twinkling of an eye or the veracity of a lighting bolt. Like the Good Book says:
God is not bound by the forces which govern our physical world: Space, time and matter. Yet, He created them so He certainly understands them and relates to us by them.
From reading John Maxwell’s Bible study on Leadership day 30 days he writes:
“Waiting: The Act Most Leaders Hate
Habakkuk teaches us that leaders must learn to cherish the waiting time before they get their answers. In chapter one, the prophet is positioned to watch and see. In chapter two, he is positioned to stand and see. In chapter three, he is positioned to kneel and see.
God declares five “woes” to Habakkuk in the second chapter of his book, describing His intense dis- pleasure with His people. Yet if God is sovereign, reigning over everything, then why doesn’t He use His leader to bring about justice immediately? The answer appears to be this: While Habakkuk waited, God did a wonderful work in his heart. Before God leads the world, He first wants to lead His leaders. Habakkuk learned at least four lessons about God’s leadership in the world:
4 LIFE PRINCIPLES
Not everything that happens conforms to God’s will and wishes. (Man’s FREEWILL in creation is ‘The beautiful mess”)
Nothing that happens gets overlooked by God. (His OMNIPRESENCE is “His Understanding”)
Everything that happens will ultimately be addressed with justice. (God’s ultimate SOVEREIGNTY of “The Future Reckoning”)
Nothing that happens should distract us from continuing to respond faithfully. (Our response to God’s LOVE by FAITH is “Love in Action”)
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Here is the full chapter and verse from Habakkuk 2, if you want to read it: