I sat down to write this a number of times…wait, no I didn’t. I’ve been thinking about sitting down to write this for a number of weeks and it has been just that—thoughts, really, for like 5 months. I guess I am using the term “thinking about” entirely too loosely, lol!
That’s why my next topic is funny to me: “Write the Vision and Make It Plain,” (Habakkuk 2:2) 😄 You’ve got to see the humor in that, lol. I personally believe that God has an extremely active sense of humor. He gave me, the girl that has challenges with focus and writing things down, the task of writing about writing things down. LOL! So this is going to be good!
Seriously, though—what does that even mean, anyway? Write the vision and make it plain. Hmm, in Christian circles, this is a favorite scripture especially at the beginning of the year, lol. Yes, let’s write that vision to start the year off right! (See what I did there? 😆) Really, you can write the vision any time of year. Since we’re nearing the final quarter of the year, that should offer some solace that there is still time to write and complete things on your to-do list. Writing the vision is a requirement from God because He knows that writing it down keeps it on the forefront of our minds. It makes the thing that we’ve written official. It causes us, others, Heaven and Hell to take notice. The things that we have written down shall surely come to pass. (Habakkuk 2:3)
Why? What does writing something down have to do with reality? Why is there validity in writing our visions/our goals/our hopes/our dreams down? It’s because it keeps it before our eyes. It keeps those things alive and well within our hearts and minds. We tend to act on what has been written down. You tend to remember better when you have written down what you plan to accomplish; especially if you refer to it often. “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (Proverbs 29:18 KJV) Another translation says without a vision, “people cast off restraint,” (NIV). Wow. Being visionless is no bueno because it causes us to cast off restraint. It means that we are just running wild with no steady focus or direction; running to and fro; here, there and everywhere. (That sounds like me when I am running late lol.) It means that there is no discipline with regards to the completion of the vision if we don’t have it clearly written/defined.
Now, I don’t want you to get all stressed out about writing the vision down. You don’t have to have it all together, all at once. You can write a vision for anything. Ask the Lord which area you should start writing the vision about first and dig in. He will help you. You are not in this alone. Don’t be afraid to dream big with regards to your vision. Let God dream through you! Let Him show you the vision of what He has for your life down to the smallest detail. After you write these things down, you will find that He will reveal strategies that will make the vision a reality. Then you can boldly declare, “This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in my eyes!” 🙌🙌🙌 ~mnm