TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY
Act on the vision‘Write the vision and make it plain.’ Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV
If God gave you a vision today, how would you feel? Excited? Scared? It’s often difficult to know where to start, so here are some ideas for putting that vision into action: 1) Begin with prayer; ask God to confirm what He wants you to do, and how to do it. ‘Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but…the LORD’s purpose… prevails’ (Proverbs 19:21 NIV). 2) Write it down. God told Habakkuk, ‘Write the vision and make it plain.’ It’ll give you something clear, definite and permanent to follow. 3) Set deadlines. ‘The vision is yet for an appointed time’ (Habakkuk 2:3 NKJV). Without a definite beginning and ending, it’s easy to procrastinate and get nowhere. 4) List the steps you need to take. Keep your list - it’ll show you a clear path to follow. 5) Prioritise the steps. Which is the most important? What do you need to do first? What can you do later? An organised plan is always better than trying to carry stuff around in your head. 6) Take action. ‘Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity’ (Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV). A less-than perfect plan that’s implemented is better than a brilliant plan that never actually makes it out of the planning stage. 7) Do something each day to move the vision forward. Even if you can only take a small step, take it anyway. The psalmist said, ‘Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom’ (Psalm 90:12 NIV). It might take your whole life to accomplish your vision, so above all, remember to keep checking in with God to make sure you’re still in line with His will.
If God’s already given you a vision, take time now to pray about it and write it down. If you haven’t got one yet, ask God to show you the vision He has for you.