Several years ago I believe God dropped it in my sister's mind to make a Vision Poster. This Vision Poster was simply a piece of construction paper with goals that she envisioned completing...many if not all with God's help. She'd cut out pictures from magazines and write beside them the goal and space to right in the date completed. One year I snuck a picture of a ruggedly handsome guy onto her poster and wrote "Husband for Jennifer" beside it! ☺ She left it on but told me to get my own poster! And so I eventually did and so did our women's group at church. For several years we've used our first meeting of the year to make our posters. Now I think it's something we all do on our own. Last year I didn't make one...I only had about 3, pretty major things I'd be putting on it. Sell our house; get a new to us, with land, bigger house; and get pregnant one more time. Well my sister and I got to the meeting to make our posters but had to leave for a small family emergency which turned out alright. So I just didn't ever get around to making it. And guess what? None of that stuff happened.
"I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry."
Habakkuk 2:1-3 KJV
I'm a firm believer in writing goals, visions, plans down and to keep them in front of you. Obviously I'm not always good at it but God instructs us to 'write the vision'. It's like it sets things in motion when you do.
And I believe in writing the vision in our hearts first. Which I have done already this year. Our church always does a 21 day fast to start the year off to get the mind of Christ in all areas...life, church, family, job, etc. I had already determined in my heart that because we had some pretty major things that I'd be putting on my poster that I was going to not only participate in the fast but take it more serious than ever. And do you know that before I could make my poster God has already moved!!
Do you see it? We got an offer on our house last Tuesday!! Our house has been on the market for about 15 months! Thank you Lord! And I thought we'd be renting so as to not be in a rush to find something but God's moving on that goal too. It's too soon to say anything at this very moment but sometimes things just fall in place and looks like that might be happening! I'm excited!
I'm thankful that God knows what He is doing!
What about you? Are you a goal maker?
One more thing about the fast, which starts tomorrow...I've decided to fast social media! I'm not as addicted, per say, as I once was(yes I had a farm!) but I find they take up a lot of time. So for 21 days I will be absent from Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Pretty sure the world will keep turning.
I'll talk more about fasting in the coming weeks hopefully. I may not be posting as much for the next month, month and half due to moving! Yay! But have been preparing some guests for you all and Show & Share will continue so don't forget to link up!
Praying for you all to have a wonderful 2012!