Do you feel called by God, or have a dream, but it’s all still kind of vague as far as what it’s supposed to look like? Do you have a passion inside you that you desperately want to act on, but you can’t see the specifics yet? Just what, exactly, is the secret to that vision becoming crystal clear? Today I’m sharing six actions that helped bring clarity to mine.
The verses in Habakkuk 2:2-3 have tantalized me many times before.
Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. 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. Habakkuk 2:2-3 NKJV
During this past year I’ve experienced a shift in my life regarding this verse. During this season, the secrets to the process of the vision God has given me have unfolded with such clarity. I stepped back, and looked at what I’ve learned in the process.
6 Actions That Bring Clarity to Your Vision
- Seek God for His will. You might have a desire to have a clear vision for yourself, your family, health of any area, your job, or even ideas to serve others. God puts His plan into your heart, and as you seek Him you will begin to see how to draw it out. See Jeremiah 29:11-13
- Write it down. Just like the passage in Habbakuk says, write the vision. If you don’t know what the vision is, then dump your heart onto paper. Release the desires, the passions, the longing in your heart by laying it down in front of you. Even if you can only write phrases, it’s a starting point.
- Wait. The verse says, that if it tarries (delays), then wait. I’m familiar with waiting. It’s not exciting. You can probably relate. Yet if God said it, then it was eventually going to be within reach. God has much to bring about in us during the process of waiting. He could give us a vision, and then immediately show us all the steps and changes necessary to bring it into fruition…but He doesn’t usually do that. He usually plants the seed of a vision inside us. In the meantime, productive actions can be taken during the wait.
- Write again. After a season of waiting, and becoming more spiritually mature, you will gain more clarity on what God wants for your vision. “Make it plain on tablets…” You will be able to pick up all the pages where you wrote about what is on your heart, and you will see a clear picture.
- Be responsive with preparation. Obey whatever God shows you to do, even if that means you will be stepping out of your comfort zone. You probably will feel uncomfortable, but that is so you can walk in faith.
- Run with it – at the appointed time. Keep in step with God. It’s wise to never embark on a major move without confirmation. When every bit of what you wrote down is clear, and you have fully prepared, then, and only then, will the appointed time be evident.
For years I have had a pressing in my heart to see spiritual growth in others, but I had never before had a pinpointed vision. I would try to write out what I was seeing, but it was so fuzzy that I couldn’t run with it. I can write it now. My vision:
My desire is to see Christ followers growing spiritually by eating daily bread, and enjoying the fruit that comes from a life yielded to God. I write posts, books, and songs to motivate the Body of Christ to stay nourished and thriving. I want to see others encounter God every day!
Now that I have a clear vision for this ministry, I’m excited to announce that I’m re-launching the blog with a new domain name and new design on January 6, 2015! I’m preparing posts, books, and songs to share that coincide with my core message. I am really excited about what’s coming! Stay tuned!
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What pieces of a vision are in your heart? I’d love to hear about it!