Good day family and friends, As we prepare to shift into a new year soon, we should be thinking, praying and preparing a personal or family vision for the new year.
Some people write resolutions, but how many people keep New Years resolutions? Writing a vision is more profound and Biblical!
A personal or family vision should consist of “spiritual, physical, financial, personal and family” vision goals, but it may be wise to add another category: “mental. “
Why? Because with all of the stuff going on around us. We need to have the right mental mindset to start off 2021 and going forward! If you don’t have the right mindset and a right focus with a mind that is stayed on the LORD and the Word of God, how can you accomplish a vision, goal, dream, aspiration or desire that is in your heart? It is impossible to do it!
Having the right mental mindset enables you to think clearly and stay focused. We can also be subjected to attacks from the enemy that will war against our mind to prevent us from accomplishing the God given vision! The Bible says in 2 Cor 10:5, “Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”
Many people have goals, dreams, aspirations and visions that they desire to achieve, but because they don’t have the right mindset, it never comes to pass. Why? Because your mind is on everything else except the goodness and greatness of God. Some people’s minds are on money, Coronavirus, getting sick, fear, what others think, etc.. etc.
Let us never forget that God is greater than anything in this earth realm. Our testimony and words expose what is really in our heart and mind. What amazes me is that people are in absolute fear about Coronavirus, sickness, and the Presidential transition etc., but why?
If you are a believer in Christ, you should have the wisdom of God, not fear. If you struggle with fear, you need to put “faith” as a personal vision principle, and look up all the scriptures you can on faith and begin to meditate on them. Why? Because faith is the cornerstone of our relationship with Christ.
The Bible says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God” according to Heb 11:6. The Bible also says the following in Hab 2:4, “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.”
We must use wisdom in everything that pertains to life and godliness, but the wisdom and faith of God supersedes anything in this natural physical earth realm. If you are in fear, your vision, dreams and goals will never come to pass. Quite frankly, If you are in fear, you cannot please God.
Consider the scripture in Hab 2:2-3. After Habakkuk says write the vision, read it, run with it and wait for it. He said something profound in verse 4.
Hab 2:4, “Behold, his soul which is proud is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”
After you write your vision, read it, run with it, and wait on it, you must have faith! Without faith your vision is just nice words on a paper. Putting “mental” goals on your vision is wise. Because having the right mindset according to scripture is imperative to your purpose and reaching your goals. Consider these scriptures on the mind.
Isa 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Rom 7:23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
Rom 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Eph 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.
2Ti 1:7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
As you write your personal and family visions for your family and household. Remember to keep a right mental focus with the right thoughts, and clear anything out of your head and mind that would pollute your thinking and being focused in Christ.
This year, do a data dump of anything that is in your mind, that would prevent you from accomplishing and achieving the God given purpose and vision that the LORD predestined for your life, before the foundations of the earth! May God bless you!
Now write that VISION and make it plain! Click on link below to view vision template!VISION Template 2021 – Firm Foundation Christian Fellowship (firmfoundationcf.org)
God bless! Pastor Quinn