Following Vision Sunday at Hillsong on February 8th I found myself challenged. Our Senior Pastor Brian Houston in Sydney has his own declaration for the global Hillsong family but I want my own declaration and my own personal vision as well. It’s Biblical to have a vision:
Habakkuk 2:2-3 MSG
And then God answered: “Write this.
Write what you see.
Write it out in big block letters
so that it can be read on the run.
This vision-message is a witness
pointing to what’s coming.
It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!
And it doesn’t lie.
If it seems slow in coming, wait.
It’s on its way. It will come right on time.
I want to challenge myself to write my own vision which hopefully I will have to post soon. Things that I see lacking, things that I want changed, things I want to improve for myself, etc.
In one of my iPhone devotionals it also challenged me to identify my purpose and what I love to do. This is something that I am still trying to figure out but I think is a good challenge for creating a vision.
From Day 5 of 21 Days to a Victorious Life:
Day 5–Create His vision for your lifeIf you want to achieve victory over your life, you have to create a vision. Not only in one area, but create a vision in your careers, relationships, health and in your spiritual walk with God. In the Bible, God says you have the ability to overcome everything according to Romans 8:37. Yes, everything. Most importantly, you have to understand that your life needs balance if you are to reach your true God given potential as well as fulfilling God’s purpose for your life.There are countless scriptures that encourage creating a vision. They remind us to write our vision down and it shall come to pass and to declare and decree a thing and it will be established.So, do you need to create a vision for your life? If so, use this method to create a powerful and purposeful vision.What Do You Love to Do?After you have an understanding of what you love to do, commit to do more of it. There was a time over the course of the last few years that I found myself moving at my own speed and not at God’s. Because of this my schedule was always busy and while I was making progress, I wasn’t doing what God had purposed for my life.Take InventoryCheck in with God. Ask Him what His plan and purpose are for your life. God has put wants in your heart to guide you as you carry out your purpose and His plan. Next, take inventory.As I began to take inventory, I wrote every single task I performed daily on “Post It” notes. I included serving on several accounting and business boards, running a small business, writing and teaching, spending time with family and friends, and other tasks. Then, I separated these daily tasks into two distinct groups:• WHAT I LOVE TO DO• WHAT I DO NOT ENJOYI made a firm commitment to only do what I love to do and move away from tasks that I did not enjoy. And today, my life is finally in a place where I enjoy everything I do!Don’t Waste Your TimeAfter identifying my purpose, which I finally realized was educating and writing, I decided that from that point forward I would only work in my purpose. Now, let me warn you, this choice was met with opposition and a cut in pay; but I wholeheartedly trusted in God’s will. However, from that moment, I received several blessings and earned many recognitions and God has restored my pay. Therefore, I know that I am working in His plan.
Please keep me in prayer as I attempt to complete this challenge and identify goals and dreams for the future.
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