Habakkuk 2:2-4 MSG [2-3] And then God answered: “Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.  “Look at that man, bloated by self-importance— full of himself but soul-empty. But the person in right standing before God through loyal and steady believing is fully alive, really alive.
Habakkuk was given instruction to write down the word/promises that he was given from the Lord and to have faith in what he was shown. God gave him instruction and first he needed to be obedient and wait so that the promise would materialize here on earth. In Habakkuk’s waiting period I wonder what it looked like, how did he wait, what did his process of preparation for manifestation look like? I’m sure he didn’t just sit around and do nothing. I’m sure he actively sought God in every area of his life. I’m sure he clung to every word God gave him and every step he took was God ordered.
We must go through the process and learn to be obedient while living by God’s principles in order to experience manifestation of promises. Also we must understand that when we go through our processes of pulling and stretching of our faith while being obedient and when promises manifest these things have to do with kingdom building and should not be seen as a purely selfish gain. Make sure your principles are Godly principles and not self serving.
Matthew 6:30-33 MSG [30-33] “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting , so you can respond to God’s giving . People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
The scripture we are familiar with: Matthew 6:33 KJV  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
We are seeking the things (ie precepts) of God in preparation for when He returns and His Kingdom is realized.
Position is vital to manifestation because you don’t want to miss your moment. Preparation moves you to where you should be mentally, spiritually, and if necessary; physically to a position ready to hold your manifested promise. You need make sure that you are following His principles in order to have His promises.
Do some self evaluating and make sure you are following the process steps appropriately in the way God has set out before you. Spend time in prayer and align yourself with His word and precepts for living.
Pay close attention to your habits. Are you following God’s principles? Will you be ready for your divine appointment for things to manifest. Don’t miss your moment due to a lack of preparation.
Preparation and manifestation go hand in hand. According to James 2:17 KJV, “ Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” Your works need to be actions carried out in obedience to God, not something you made up and have selfish ambitions as the motive.
God wants to build His kingdom based on His promises of giving us an abundant life.
John 10:10-11 KJV  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Our Iives need to reflect the way the Kingdom of God looks. We should be whole, living in peace and rest with our needs met, so that way we can meet the needs of others and advance other “kingdom building” activities. It is not God’s desire for us not to reflect Him and His ways here on earth. Remember everything that we do here should bring others closer to Him. By you having a promise that has manifested in your life is a testimony of His goodness. When you share His goodness with others that draws others closer to Him, that is a kingdom building activity.
Another note: don’t be so wrapped up in the promise you neglect the preparation process. Stay focused and alert, keeping God first while building your spiritual muscle; your anointing.
Isaiah 10:27 KJV  And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
Since your muscle is growing the yoke has to break, that will free you to move into your breakthrough and further God’s cause. You will no longer have anything binding you from doing the work of the Lord or from living in abundance.
Whatever your personal breakthrough is God desires that and more for you. We are His vessels and He desires for us to be healthy in every way.
Don’t allow the enemy to rob you of your preparation time by putting doubt your heart. Don’t believe his lies. Be like Habakkuk. Write down the vision God has given you and stand firm in your faith. Work your faith out, no matter how difficult your process; it is all for your good.