Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How To See Your Vision or Dreams Come To Pass

Proverbs 29: 18, tells us,  “Where there is no vision people perish.”  Vision is the key to seeing your plans turn into reality. Not only do people perish without a vision, ministries don’t get off the ground without vision. Stephen Covey has taught us that the first habit of effective people is to start with the end in mind.  I like to say it this way, “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”  If you’re going to see your dreams come true you must identify what you want and don’t be afraid to dream.  Picture how Jesus wants your ministry to end up.  That’s your target.  Dare to see your ministry through Jesus’ eyes.  When the fat angel sings how do you want your ministry to end up?  Keep this vision before you at all times. It will be your friend and encourager when no one else is on your side.  You vision is what keeps you from giving up and being discouraged.
The next step to seeing your vision come to pass is to define your vision.  Habakkuk 2: 2 tells us to …”Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”   It’s not enough just to have a goal.  You need to write it down and make it plain.  The ticket to developing a plan and strategy to move from Visionland to reality is to know where you are right now.  You cannot develop a plan to get to where you’re going if you don’t know where you’re starting from.  Once you have determined where you are going and where you are.  The next step is to determine some reachable short-term goals.  I’m a very goal or step oriented person because God’s blesses us by steps. Psalm 37:23 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”  If God orders our steps then why do we think in leaps and jumps?   Steps help us to move from where we are to where we want to end up.  Its one thing to identify steps to take it’s another thing to commit to walking out those steps.  How bad do you want them?  Bad enough to change? Bad enough to organize?  Bad enough to try things you’ve never done before? Now you have a plan.  People follow people who have a plan.  Start with the most logical step.  Keep your steps in order.  Don’t get ahead or behind.  Stay on time.  Always let God guide your steps and make sure you plan is His plan.
Now build your faith by sharing your vision with others.  Faith comes by hearing, it’s good to hear your vision even if you are the only one talking it.  The more I hear it the more excited I get.  The more I believe it is going to come to pass.  Not only does this build your faith but passing your vision along also builds your team.  Work hard and work smart, keep your priorities in order.  Never stop serving but more importantly never stop dreaming.

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