THE IMPORTANCE OF WRITING YOUR VISION
I have always known the importance of writing your vision for your life.
However, I never knew there was biblical truth to the practice.
Habakkuk 2:1-3 tells us:
Then the Lord answered me and said,
“Write the vision
And engrave it plainly on [clay] tablets
So that the one who reads it will run.
“For the vision is yet for the appointed [future] time
It hurries toward the goal [of fulfillment]; it will not fail.
Even though it delays, wait [patiently] for it,
Because it will certainly come; it will not delay.
Writing down affirmations and visions for our future lives not only helps us discover our true desires, it also helps bring them to pass.
We hear the statement all the time “I gotta see it to believe it,” the seeing isn’t simply with our eyes, but with our minds as well.
From our point of view, it can be easy to think things aren’t working out in our lives.
But what we often fail to realize is that we don’t need to physically see how things are going to work out, all we need is vision.
God wants us to see beyond what we can see.
And more importantly, write down exactly what he tells us.
Watch for God, and a word from him
Set yourself in a position to see the vision.
God might not just tell you flat out the direction to go.
However, when you place yourself in the right position to accept the blessings that he has ready for your life, it will come together piece by piece.
You might be wondering what setting yourself in the right position.
Now, let’s talk about setting goals for a second.
I am a firm believer in setting goals and truly do believe that they are essential to life.
However, we must be able to discern the difference between setting goal for our lives, and seeing the overall vision God has for our lives.
A vision is what God gives you.
A goal is what you give yourself.
The goals we set for ourselves, are no match for the vision God sees for us.
So, how do we unite our goals with God’s vision?
When we are able to comprehend the overall vision, we can set goals as stepping stones to reach the vision.
Related: How to effectively set goals
Writing the vision
Whatever is put on your heart to do, write it.
Ensure that you are writing your vision clearly and only as it has been presented to you.
It can be easy to take what God has given us and start embellishing our own wants and desires onto it.
Writing your vision for your life also serves as a reminder for your end goal and helps keep you motivated throughout the process.
Wait for it to come
Delayed progress or results does not mean you are doing something wrong.
We have to remember that God doesn’t operate in the same timing as we do.
Isiah 40:31 tells us:
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
God tells us to wait on him, however, waiting doesn’t mean not doing anything.
Wait with anticipation, and work.
Work on the smaller goals that will set you in the right position to reach the overall vision for your life.
Keep doing the right thing, stay diligent, and stay true to the word of God.