Running with a vision
I will stand up my watch, and set me up upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, what I shall answer when am reproved. And the Lord answered me, and said, write the version, and make it plain upon the tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Hab.2:1-3
Brethren, let me congratulate you once again for making it to January 2015, our year of Divine Speed. Further to the spiritual direction for the year, we need to start the year running with a vision. We need to have some clear cut target we are pursuing. We need to carve a niche for ourselves and let our spirit, soul and body know that this is the focus and direction to invest our strength, time and resources in 2015.
In chapter One of Habakkuk, the prophet began with question unto God, asking why the wicked seem to prosper while the righteous seem to get worse. Why the rich are getting richer and the poor becoming poorer.
However, getting to Chapter Two, he decided to abandon probing and wait on the Lord. That was when God gave him a vision to write down and run with.
What is Vision? Vision is the capacity to envisage a future trend of events ever before they unfold; it is also supernatural experience that conveys a revelation. Better still vision can be defined as an experience in which a personage, thing or events appears vividly or credibly to the mind often under a divine influence. Armed with clear definition of vision, you will agree with me that vision is the power of the mind that drives individuals, organizations, communities and nations to their desired and anticipated destinations.
As children of God, we need to launch out in faith, developing an action plan which aligns with where we desire to be in at the end of 2015. The scripture makes us to understand that where there is no vision, people are without a sense of direction or focus to advance their life’s goals and objectives, extinction is inevitable. The book of Habakkuk made us to understand that for us to make something tangible out of 2015 we need to have a vision, write the vision down/document it and overtly display/share it with people of like minds, so that we and all the readers may be running with the vision to a logical conclusion.
What are the things we need to be able to run with the vision:
- We must be prepared to inquire of the lord.
- We must wait pertinently
- We must hear and listen.
- We need to go beyond looking and see clearly
- We must have a planned action
- We must be ready to move forward
- We must be sensitive of right timing
We must have faith in God who alone can put us on the starting line and closely monitor and guide us to the finishing line.
Finally, there must be clear metrics on milestones and regular assessment to determine whether we are getting there or not. In addition, we need to be sure we are running with the original vision not an alternative one occasioned by circumstances/another one we are invited to join by friends who wishes to fulfill their own vision(s) and are committed to doing just that along the way. As we go into the year let us be very clear about a vision and pursue it with all our being, while we let God take discretion for direction Proverb 3:5
Welcome to January 2015. Let somebody shout Halleluyah!!!