“And then the Lord answered me and said, “Write the vision, make it plain on tablets so the one who reads it will run…” -Habakkuk 2:2
There are many times in our lives that things haven’t always turned out exactly how we planned, but through these times we must step back to reflect on how God has taken us through them. We are going to do a little activity.
I want you to close your eyes and imagine a horse. What kind of horse do you see? What color is the horse? What about the horse’s mane? Is it flowing? Is it braided? Okay now open your eyes. On a piece of paper describe the horse you first imagined before I started asking specific questions. I can imagine that each of our horses are different, but we all pictured a horse.
This is how our callings are as well… different. “You have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
What is His purpose for you? Have you wrote down the vision that God has for your life? You might be a person who is good at encouraging others. You might be a great listener. You might have the talent to speak in front of crowds. You might not know where to start, but we all have gifts and talents.
So first, pick out a few things you are good at and write them down. It is normal to concentrate on what we cannot do. We get entangled in the what ifs and regrets of past decisions or mistakes. Let’s take a deep breathe. Inhale….now imagine holding balloons that have different things that tend to bog down your mind. Now let go of them one at a time. Exhale.
When we hold on to things that weigh us down, we cannot see the vision clearly. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “to cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you.” Go ahead release the pain of failure. Release the disappointment of the past. Let go of what could have been. Now go forward focusing on your vision.
Secondly, take inventory of where you spend your time and your energy. Decide to be a person of purpose. If you want to live a better life then make the vision plain. Remember John 10:10 declares, “I (Jesus) came that you might have life and have it more abundantly!”
His abundance is more than a new car or a new house, it is inner peace! It is joy! It is grace, His grace! Until next time, make your vision plain and run with it!!
Tina Bassett resides in New Martinsville. She is a single mom of three beautiful daughters: Rachel, Charity, and Destiny. She is the director of the greeters/ushers, serves on the prayer team, and also participates on the praise and worship team at her local church. She loves animals and the beach. More than anything she wants her life to reflect God’s love and have an impact on those around her.