At the beginning of each year, its a tradition for people to write down some New Year’s Resolutions.

What do I want to accomplish this year? What’s my vision? What do I want to focus on and apply myself to? 

Did you know writing down your vision, goals, and New Year’s resolutions is actually scriptural? The Bible says in Habakkuk 2:2, “Write the vision and make it plain so those that read it can run with it” (paraphrased). There’s something about writing things down that helps “make it plain” or clear. Instead of a goal just being a thought, it becomes something a little more tangible, a little firmer, something you can look at and keep in front of you. 

Have you ever felt like you were stuck? Things might be going well, but you just feel like things are a little stagnant. Or, maybe you’re just kind of living aimlessly with no direction. If this describes you, then the first thing you need to do is check your vision. Start setting some goals. Don’t just live day in and day out, getting up, going to work, paying bills, and just living from week to week. Write down some clear goals. They don’t have to be big. Write things down that you want to see come to pass in your life, and then commit to taking the steps to make them happen!

The best way to get rid of that “stuck” feeling is to start moving toward something. There’s no greater satisfaction than setting a goal and accomplishing it.

The Take Away

The vision God gives you will be accomplished in steps, and every step will require faith. No matter what the circumstances around you look like, don’t draw back. Keep your eyes fixed on God’s Word. If you will trust God every step of the way, He will help you walk out the vision for your life. The Bible says in Psalm 37:3-4 (KJV), “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land…Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”

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