The devil did NOT want me to write this post. Actually, God gave me THIS word first, before year even began. However, it has taken me until the end of March to be able to write about it. Why write a post about vision if you are afraid that you won’t see tomorrow? It has taken every ounce of my faith, every drop of my courage, and sooooo many prayers to bring me to a place where I can hear God clearly enough to write this post. So I don’t know who this is for, but I pray that God speaks through me and into to your circumstances.
In December, God gave me a clear vision for this season of my life. Before the year began I purchased ALL the vision board supplies and stacked all the magazines I had, so that I could have a clear visual to encourage me on the difficult days. It’s now the end of March and I haven’t even glued down one picture onto that board. See when January started, I got sucked into this cycle of being busy: waking up early => study => class => work => study => sleep => repeat. I had no real time to manage my physical or mental health. I didn’t really find the right balance maintaining healthy coping mechanisms for the actual physical and mental stress that I was under. So, I got to a place where I was quite literally losing my mind. Everyday since has been a mental and spiritual battle, and like I said earlier: “why write a post about vision if you are afraid that you won’t see tomorrow?”. I reallyyyyy wanted to write this post, I really wanted to discuss VISION with ya’ll, but the enemy had my mind so wrapped up in fear, anxiety, and paranoia. Finally…in the last few weeks, God has really been speaking clearly to me through my prayer time, audiobooks, and podcasts. He has been working things out in my favor…things that I would have never been able to ask, think, or imagine. He has been restoring my peace, my joy, my hope and my overall health and wellness.
Praise Report: At the beginning of March two AMAZING THINGS HAPPENED!
First, God gave me the nudge to be to released me from BOTH jobs, in order to have more time to tend to my mental and physical health! I thank God for giving my parents the willingness and ability to help cover my expenses until I am employed again. Second, I WON a giveaway for a certification that I had been praying for. It was $800 …so, that’s $800 more than I had in my budget; but now I get to obtain this certification for Free.99. Honestly, I thought Instagram giveaways were a scam! haha, BUT GOD!! So, before 2019 ends, I WILL BE a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. …Stay Tuned for more updates and holistic health content!
I truly believe that when we make a conscious decision to walk out of the bondage of sin and into the freedom and joy of our purpose, the enemy gets frustrated. See, he thought he had our mind, our body, our soul. He thought he had use stuck in the perfect cycle of pain and sin. HE THOUGHT! Then, we decided to be vulnerable and confess our sins to one another…we decided to fast and pray…we decided to press in to God…we decided to remove ourselves of everything that draws us away from Christ. Just when the enemy thought he had us completely bound! …how dare we seek true freedom? how dare we desire abundance? how dare we desire purpose?
Dear Devil, I know you’re big mad! …that’s okay, because the reality is that you can NOT have me. You have absolutely no authority to control my mind or possess my body. You and your army can try me, but my God has a hedge of protection around me. My life belongs completely and totally to him. Thus, it shall be long and prosperous and full of joy. Fear and anxiety can NOT have a hold on me! For God has not given me the spirit of fear or timidity, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind! God HAS given me a vision of what impact my life will have. Nothing that you do can stop it. Nothing that you say will stop me.
Vision (noun) :The faculty or state of being able to see; The ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom; Unusual discernment or foresight. Synonyms: perception, inspiration, intuition, foresight, discernment, awareness, dream.
If you are lacking a clear vision for this season of your life, or you want to have a better understanding of your purpose:
- Read: The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
- Listen to: Naked and Exposed: The Podcast
- Pray this Prayer:God, I thank you for blessing me with another day on earth. I believe that you still have purpose for my life. I am grateful to know that your plans are to give me a future and a hope. I thank you for the dreams that you have placed inside of me. I know that I don’t have to be fearful or anxious in anything, because you are in complete control. I rejoice for I know that your word says “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” So, father, I pray that you would give me clarity in this season of my life. Give me a glimpse to what you have in store for me; send me a vision for this season. Let me find comfort, peace, joy and freedom in what you have in store for me. I know that some days will be difficult, but I will cling to the vision and your words to get me through the spiritual attacks ahead of me. Jesus, I will not harden my heart, but I am open to hearing you and I’m willing to walk into the plans that you have for me. In Jesus name, I pray, AMEN.
- Stay tuned for future blog posts about understanding who you are and understanding who God has purposed you to be.