AND GOD ANSWERED: “WRITE THIS.”
WRITE WHAT YOU SEE.
WRITE IT OUT IN BIG BLOCK LETTERS
SO THAT IT CAN BE READ ON THE RUN.
THIS VISION-MESSAGE IS A WITNESS
POINTING TO WHAT’S COMING.
IT ACHES FOR THE COMING—IT CAN HARDLY WAIT!
AND IT DOESN’T LIE. IF IT SEEMS SLOW IN COMING, WAIT.
IT’S ON ITS WAY.
IT WILL COME RIGHT ON TIME.
Habakkuk 2:3 (The Message)
We are instructed by God to write out our vision-message so that it can be READ ON THE RUN. But that doesn’t mean that we write it on the run. It takes some dedicated time to seek and to SEE the vision so that we are able to write it, read it and run with it!
On this beautiful Saturday, perhaps you can take a few moments to invest in beginning to put pen to paper. This is the year of DIVINE CONNECTION. Here are some first steps for putting a fine point to some important details in pursuing our highest calling. Resist the urge to be overwhelmed. Any progress you make today is a BIG WIN!
Let’s begin with formulating a MISSION STATEMENT.
EVERY MISSION STATEMENT SHOULD BE:
- ONE SENTENCE
- EASILY UNDERSTOOD BY A 12 YEAR OLD
- ABLE TO BE RECITED AT GUNPOINT :)
MISSION STATEMENT MYTHS:
- IT ISN’T YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION.
- IT’S NOT A ROLE OR RELATIONSHIP.
- IT’S NOT A TO-DO LIST
IMAGERY- A MISSION STATEMENT COMES FROM A PLACE OF ABUNDANCE- NOT LACK. So as you begin to think over the words you could use, visualize yourself in the future, in a position to meet a need, to right a wrong. You will make a difference from a place of authority in a particular arena or influence in a certain culture.
LANGUAGE- With the images you have in mind, begin to search out adjectives that energize and excite you. You can google them, use a dictionary or make a list of the ones you already know. The adjectives that make you happy to say out loud are the ones that will shed light on your mission as a whole. Using the IMAGERY we asked you to visualize of yourself in the future- use as many of your favorite adjectives to describe how you see yourself fulfilling that vision (mental picture).
It seems a daunting task to ask ourselves, “What do I see?” as we frame our mission statement. We are forcing our eyes to open to the possibilities of all God is preparing us for and preparing for us. Remind yourself that no one will see your MISSION STATEMENT until you are finished. Receive God’s permission from the verse above- to WRITE WHAT YOU SEE. This is a very powerful step in seeing what you have written ultimately leave the page and fill your life with purpose and power.
Pastor Kathy Hayes wrote a beautiful prayer for us to put ourselves in agreement with as we press through any negative thoughts that could hinder fulfilling God’s request to write the vision.
Father, in the name of Jesus...You know my frame. I believe and declare, that in this new dedication of focus and #Goals, I am taking you at Your Word.
All things are possible to them that believe. I believe that I'm a new creature in Christ Jesus and old things have passed away and behold all things are becoming new! Everyday my purpose is becoming clearer. I give you Glory for all the wonderful changes that are happening in my life.
In the spirit of visual imagery today we want to share a beautiful time we captured with The Covenant Worship Team.
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