Do you have vision – a God given goal that you desire to achieve for His glory? If you do, then the worst thing that could happen is for you to lose sight of it. Without a clear vision, you end up floundering around and accomplishing nothing of significance.
The Scripture gives us the tools we need to keep our vision clearly in focus. Then as we keep our priorities in check, we will eventually arrive at our destiny in Christ.
Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
This verse gives us five principles that will help keep our vision strong.
1. Write it down.
One of the biggest problems we face as human beings is our tendency to forget. We hear a Word from God. We make a commitment to walk in it. A year later we don’t even remember it.
A spiritual journal is a great way to keep your walk with God on track. You must record what you prayed about, what God spoke to your heart, and decisions you’ve made. Then, take the time to review it periodically.
2. Make it plain.
Serving God doesn’t have to be complicated. You need to see where you’re headed in clear, simple words. Only then can you break it up into small manageable pieces.
It doesn’t matter how unreachable it seems to be right now. I had a Pastor who would always ask us, “How do you eat an elephant?” His answer was, “One bite at a time.” A vision that’s written down in clear, plain terms will always be easier to achieve.
3. Run with it.
Of course, having a vision doesn’t really help if you never do anything about it. There has to be some action taken. Once you know where you’re headed, start moving forward.
Don’t let fear, intimidation, or a low self-image keep you from pursuing your dream. It’s not about whether you can accomplish it or not. It’s about what God can do through you.
4. Wait for it.
This is sometimes the hardest part. Once you’ve done everything you know to do, it’s time to wait for the Lord to do His part. Timing is everything. We need to understand that there is a divine appointment with God.
He knows the times and the seasons we’re going through. We want to blindly rush forward. The Bible is clear that in order to obtain the prize, we must walk in patience.
5. Walk in faith.
After everything is said and done, it all comes down to faith. Do you trust God for the outcome? Remember that it’s not how things look on the surface that matters. It’s what God has spoken that will ultimately prevail.
Continue to hide His Word in your heart and trust Him to bring it to completion.
These are the principles that will keep your vision clear and focused, no matter what challenges come your way.
Question: What’s the next step you’ll take to move toward your God-given assignment?
© Nick Zaccardi 2014