It’s finally 2016! Hooray for the new year! I know many are excited by this time with what’s ahead or what’s in store. Some are probably planning already or listing down goals to achieve. Perhaps others have visions of what to do in the next 12 months.
If you are one of those people, that’s good! But if you haven’t even thought of doing such, it’s not too late yet!
“Do I really need to have goals or visions in my life?”
I say yes! Don’t worry if you answered “no.” I used to think that way too. I’ve never been so particular about achieving goals or envisioning my future because I’m a very steady person. But now that I’m a bit older and I know bigger responsibilities will pile up soon, I realized that I need to change–from being a “just go with the flow” to “woman with vision.”
To inspire us to start our year right, we gathered over coffee to talk about the power of vision. It says in Proverbs 29:11 (KJV), “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
Vision plays an important role in determining our future. Sometimes we base our decisions on it and take steps because of it. But while we have our hearts and minds set on things already, it’s essential not to forget that our vision is defined by God.
He is the one who gives us a clear picture of what He wants us to be and how He wants us to get there. And with the right vision, we will:
- Know our purpose in life
- Set our focus on the goals
- Ignite our passion
- Know our priorities
- Remain on the right track
- Overcome any obstacles or trials
It’s not easy to think about the future especially since we have no idea how things will turn out for us. It’s exciting but at the same time scary. But may we never forget that the future is bright already because of what Jesus did on the cross for us.
So ladies, get your pen and paper and start being a woman with vision!
When we have a clear vision from God, we will also see that God has given us every resource we need to accomplish the task.
If we have a vision, we will remain clear on our priorities and keep ourselves on the right track.
Vision fuels our passion, creates momentum, and keeps us focused on the goal.
We can only know our purpose when we know our God and receive His vision for us.