The first time God spoke to me about Destiny Impact Church was in year 2010. I knew it was not time to launch forth. This vision is for an appointed time. It was six years later that I got the marching order to pursue the vision. I understood the place of timing in the pursuit of divine vision.

Friend, vision delivers in phases. Life is in phases and men are in sizes. A man of vision must understand God’s timing for the vision that He has given him. This is where a lot of people miss it. That God revealed to you that you would be a Prime Minister does not mean that it would happen overnight (Genesis 37:5-8, 45:26). You would have to go through phases including the Prison and Potiphar’s house.

There would be a time or season when it seems as if your vision is not speaking (Habakkuk 2:3). That is not the time to force it to speak. If you force your vision to speak at the wrong time it may remain dumb forever. No matter how you want to force some things, if the timing is not right it won’t happen. When a woman gives birth to a baby in three months what she has is an abortion not a delivery.

“For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept…” (Isaiah 28:10). This is how vision is fulfilled. It has to be a little here and a little there. It has to be a consistent journey adding up to become the fullness of all that God has said. God will always give you what you need for the phase of the vision you are currently in. We muddle up things when we try to do beyond the phase we are currently in.

Most people do not get the vision wrong but they get the timing wrong (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Getting the timing wrong would eventually make the vision wrong. You cannot do the right thing in the wrong way or at the wrong time and expect it to turn right. This was what Jesus had to ensure all through His stay on earth. He would not bow to the pressure of wrong timing (John 7:6, 11:5-11).

Each phase of your vision prepares you for the next. If you jump the current phase you would be unprepared for the next and eventually truncate the process. God has planned that it is in following the vision He has given you, phase by phase, that you would become made into the person that can handle the vision at the end. Jesus increased in stature (Luke 2:52). This comes via process.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria