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Personal VisionWHAT

DO YOU

SEE?

Dear Friends,

This is what God is asking, “What do you SEE?”

Your VISION is very important. Our eyes allow us to see what is in front of us – not only what is immediately in front of us, but what can be seen miles and miles away.

Each one of us should have a Personal Vision for our lives. Just as with our natural eyesight, we need to have a vision of the Present - which is immediately before us; as well as for the distant Future - which is seemingly years and years away.

It is important to develop goals in life. What are you working towards? How do you “see” your future?

Without goals, you will drift aimlessly. You will not achieve all that you possibly could. It is the difference between mediocrity and excellence.

How do you create a Personal Vision for yourself?

In Habakkuk 2:2 KJV, we are urged to “write the vision, and make it plain on tables, that he may run that readeth it.”

My first suggestion would be to pray and ask God to give you a Priority List. God will let you know what you are to FOCUS on in your life. You may be surprised at some of the things that He tells you. Write them down in order.

For example:

1._______________
2._______________
3._______________

This is a list to always keep in mind. Life can become very demanding, and your time can become limited. You need to line up how you are spending your time against the Priority List that God has given you. This will help you from being distracted unnecessarily.

After God gives you His Priority List, you should then sit down and ask God what are the next steps you are to take to accomplish all that He has for you.

For example, suppose one of your Priorities is “Business”. What area of business has He called you into? How are you going to achieve that? Do you need to take some courses to be qualified in this particular area? To succeed at anything takes time and effort.

Your goals can be divided into 3 categories – short-term, medium-term and long-term.

Short-term goals are immediate. For example, you could be doing a 3 month computer course. Or you could be saving up for a holiday overseas.

Medium-term goals are a bit longer. This may be 3 years or 5 years into the future. You may decide to buy a piece of land, and it may take 5 years to pay for it. Or you may to study a 4 year course at University to get your degree.

Long-term goals obviously are further into the future. 20 years from now, you would like to have paid off for your own home. Or you may make wise financial investments so that you can retire early. Or you may have worked to establish a business so that your children can have a future.

Planning, accompanied by constantly LISTENING to God for His Direction, are integral to the success of your vision. God wants your life to be personally fulfilling. He knows exactly what will give you personal satisfaction in your life. After all, He made you. He gave you your special giftings to accomplish His Purpose in you, and through you.

I hope that you will take the time to pray and listen to God regarding His Plan for your future. Develop your vision. You may not understand every step of the way that God is showing you, but take each step by Faith. He knows what He is doing, and you will love being able to please Him every day.

 

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