At the beginning of the year, it’s a tradition for many 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.
If you’re feeling stuck, stagnant, or aimless, you’re probably suffering from something called, “lack of vision.”
Writing down your vision and goals will help make them clear and give you something tangible to keep in front of you.
It’s fun to sit and daydream, but if you want to turn a daydream into a reality, start by writing it down. And then write down the steps you need to take to walk it out. Ask God to direct your steps and give you wisdom. Keep that goal in front of you daily until it’s accomplished!