“Write the vision and engrave it plainly on tablets, so the one who reads it will run.” (Habakkuk 2:2) Having vision is key. You can have all sorts of ideas roaming around in your head but they have no breath in them until they become a vision. Taking the time to gather your thoughts, put them on paper, and plan gives your dream a strong set of legs to stand on. Without it they are just good ideas trapped in the cyberspace of your mind.
2020 has yielded more time to think than usual. Our lives have been interrupted but inevitably for our good. For many, God has been hearing our hearts cry and has allowed this interruption to knock the train off the track. As much as we dream and desire purpose is as much as we are creatures of habit. We have gone one way for so long it’s hard to imagine anything else. This pause has given us the opportunity to dream again.
I’ve heard it said if you want to begin well, you need to end well. We can only carry into 2021 the work we put into 2020. The new year will bring many shifts and surprises. These disruptions will cause us to become more fluid in our thinking. They will force us to abandon a lifetime of what we considered proper, and make us uncomfortable while birthing our hearts desire. Yes, 2021 will be the catalyst to the beginning of your dream becoming a reality. So as this year comes to a close be sure your vision is on paper, revisit it often, make necessary adjustments, and be ready to embrace something new. “Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end would increase abundantly.” (Job 8:7)
Author: Petrina Milan