“Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]–blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.” [I Sam. 3:1; Amos 8:11, 12.]
Proverbs 29:18, AMP
“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.” – Robert Fritz
Welcome back! Hopefully you read part 1, and if not, you can find it here.
VISION is essential to life. I want to come back and hit home again with the necessity of writing down your vision, right down to the details.
Details can include using all five senses – sight, smell, feel, taste, sound. Research has suggested that smell is our most memorable sense.
Details can also include financials. Businesses do this in their business planning, and you, too, business or not, can do the same, creating a future budget, detailing out the income that you aim to have, and more importantly, what you would like to do with it.
Money is a tool. It is neither good, or bad. Think of knives, we use knives to cut food, some use knives for sport, and some use knives as a weapon/defense mechanism. The tool itself is not inherently bad, it is what it is being used for that makes the difference.
Let me remind you again, because many overlook the power and importance of writing down their vision for the future and the details that it encompasses – write it down, make it real! Take some time today to make it happen. With the pictures you see above, you can’t look out of the peephole until you get up close to the door. So, get up close and personal and specific about your dreams and goals.
If you don’t do this, the other virtues that follow won’t mean very much .. Why work at something you’re not passionate about? (Because many people do? Because maybe that’s what you got your degree in, yet what you are doing is still unfulfilling and you have a family to provide for?) I urge you to consider that there is a better, more fulfilling path for you. Maybe it is the same path that you are on but with more sense of purpose, I don’t know! But do you know? That’s what matters!
If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal – you have a wish.
It’s a lack of clarity that creates chaos and frustration. Those emotions are poison to any living goal.
“The great majority of people are “wandering generalities” rather than “meaningful specifics”. The fact is that you can’t bit a target that you can’t see. If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. You have to have goals.”
“Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.”
Habakkuk 2:2, NKJV
© Aubrey L Eicher, Richmond Wellness