Hab 2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.
Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.
Hab 2:4 “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; But the just shall live by his faith.
As we transition into 2023, I want to encourage you to you to write a family or personal vision for the new year instead of a new year’s resolution.
Why? Because the Bible says to write the vision and make it plain, they he may run who reads it!
I believe that when we do something according to scripture and have faith to believe that God will bring it to pass, we will have much more success in the things that we desire to accomplish.
This is why it is important to prepare a personal vision for you and your family. Because the scripture tells us to write the vision and make it plain on tablets (on paper).
The vision could be for you or your family, your finances, your future, your ministry, or it may be something personal that you want to achieve! For example:
Family or personal goals – What goals do you have for you, your family and or household? It consists of things that you want to accomplish for you or your household or as a family this year and or beyond.
Financial goals – What goals do you have for yourself financially? It could be a better credit score, debt freedom, financial freedom or even better stewardship. It could be less spending in the world, saving more money, or sowing for the Kingdom of God or a ministry that is making a difference for the LORD.
Future goals – What are you believing God for tomorrow? Next year? Or the next 2, 3, or 5 years? What are you planning and believing God for in the future?
Ministry goals – What are you believing God for as it relates to your ministry or church, if you have one. How can you use your gift, talents and abilities to serve in the Kingdom of God? How can you expand it for the Kingdom of God? What do you want to do for the LORD? What do you want to do better as it relates to the Kingdom of God?
Personal goals – Could be going back to school, writing a book, buying a home, starting a business, expanding a business, getting in shape, or anything personal that you desire to see come to pass in your life!
When we write the vision and make it plain, we can see it every day. So, print it out, post it on your door, put it on your phone, your back door, or wherever you can view it! Then, begin to believe that it will come to pass by faith, by prayer and speaking or declaring it out of your mouth.
Can you see yourself financially free? With your own business? Going back to school, or in that new home? Whatever you are endeavoring to achieve, write the vision and make it plain in Jesus Name!
Why, because when we do it, Hab 2:3, tells us, “For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries (lingers, delays, or takes a while), wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry (linger, delay, or take a while).
Why? Because God’s word is true. And when we trust God through faith, God said it will come to pass at the appropriate time!
If you desire to write one, go to our church website at https://firmfoundationcf.org/vision-template-2023/ and print out a vision template!
May God bless you to achieve all that is in your heart to do for 2023 and beyond!