“But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.” Daniel 10:13 NKJV
Many times, success is just around the corner. The Prophet Daniel tells of a time when he prayed for days and days, never getting an answer to his requests before God. Then one day, in a vision, he sees a mighty angel.
“Do not be afraid, Daniel,” said the angel. “Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.”
The Although God heard Daniel’s prayer and dispatched an angel immediately, that angel was delayed 21 days due to a great spiritual battle: “Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come” (Daniel 10:12-14, NIV).
I’ve often thought, What would have happened if Daniel had stopped praying on the 10th day, or the 15th or the 20th? When you give up too soon, you miss your blessings/miracles/ breakthroughs.
We must always remember, the game is often won in the final seconds. If at first you don’t succeed, keep on keeping on! Victory is around the corner.
Father, by your grace and mercy I will wait until my change comes. I will not give up at the edge of my miracle IJN.