The first Sunday of each year is Vision Sunday at our church. It’s a time to “write the vision and make it plain”. We spend some time writing down what we’re believing God for in the coming year and then we pray over what’s been written. It’s an inspiring service and I am excited to be a part of it.
This year, I added a few different types of things to my vision card. Some things are goals that, honestly, I could probably do in the strength God has already given me if I would just buckle down. Others are things that I could probably do on my own eventually given enough time, but I am believing God wants to make it happen this year. Finally, there are things that I simply cannot do on my own at all, and the only way they will ever come to pass is if God orchestrates the situation. I included vision for my family, our business and for myself personally.
We are trying to grow our business this year, which is something we don’t really know how to do yet. One of the things in our business vision was to hit a certain milestone for total revenue this year. If we were being honest, I would think this fell into the “we can eventually do it with the strength He has already given us” category, but I don’t see it happening this year in our own strength. So I put it on my card.
One of the reasons we have set these business revenue goals is because we have a desire to be able to give more and to be a bigger blessing—to the church, to organizations we support, to people we know, to people we don’t know.
As I was leaving church today after writing these goals on my vision card, God prompted me that I should honor the reason behind our vision now rather than wait for that vision to come to pass. He told me a way that we could bless some people that are important to us today. So we honored Him, we honored them, and we honored our vision and did what He asked.
Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
We haven’t yet hit our business revenue goals that I wrote on my vision card, but that vision has been written and has been made plain. I can’t tell the future, but I believe that by being willing to honor the vision in advance that He will bring it to pass.
We’ll see what happens, won’t we?
This post is part of the Januwordy 2020 challenge. Today’s prompt is “honor”.