It’s 2019, and this year I have decided that I want to work on being three things: Creative, Imaginative, and Visionary.
Growing up I always heard stories of people who had a vision for their lives and persevered to see that vision come to life.
As a recent college graduate, I spent much time studying and working toward achieving a degree. I thought that when I finished my degree I would then find the next step I had to take in my career.
Two years later, I’m still putting together the pieces of who I’m meant to be.
But I’ve come to realize that life is much more than a degree and I have so many dreams! However, the one thing about having dreams is that if you don’t have a vision for how you will achieve your dreams, then that is all you’ll have, a dream.
So this year, being a Visionary is one important thing I’m putting before God.
As I was praying and seeking God about what He has for me this year I came across the story of Elisha in 2 Kings 6:15-16:
“Elisha’s servant got up early, and when he went out, he saw an army with horses and chariots all around the city. The servant said to Elisha, ‘Oh, my master, what can we do?’ Then Elisha said, ‘Don’t be afraid. The army that fights for us is larger than the one against us.’ Then Elisha prayed, ‘LORD, open my servant’s eyes, and let him see.’ The LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw that the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
This passage of scripture really got me thinking. How many times have I been so consumed with what I’m not and what isn’t happening in my life that I completely block my vision into what God is actually doing in my life?
And it dawned on me, I need vision. So I prayed “LORD open my eyes and let me see!”
And that is my prayer for this whole year, that God would open my eyes and let me see all the glorious things He has prepared for me this year and for my life!
Because as 1 Corinthians 2:9 explains, “as it is written in the Scriptures: “No one has ever seen this, and no one has ever heard about it. No one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
So for me, the first step into becoming a visionary this year is yielding to what God is doing in my life and listening for His direction. He would open my eyes and let me see the next steps and that I will follow whole-heartedly.
Because that is what it takes to be a visionary. To have your eyes opened and see that the dreams that you have for your life can come true, especially if you lean on the One who knew your whole life before you were one day old (Psalm 139:16)!
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