One of my favorite scriptures is Habakkuk 2:2, “Write the vision, make it plain, so that he can run who reads it.” Almost daily I see people in my practice who lack a vision for their lives, their family, and their future. I can’t help but think about the value of vision, but more than that, the ability to see it be fulfilled.
At the beginning of 2014 my husband and I took our annual vision retreat. I remember him saying that one of the visions he received for us in 2014 was that it was going to be the year of the house. I remember laughing and thinking about the many reasons why this would be impossible. I saw the circumstances but needed to focus on the vision instead.
We began our house search just days after returning from our retreat, only to be met with closed doors, roadblocks, and any opposition one could imagine. In June I became frustrated and stopped looking all together. I had lost sight of the vision for 2014 and began to look at the circumstances. On one random Sunday, during a long car ride, I began to search just for fun in our desired neighborhood. There it was, a house that seemed too good to be true. We called our realtor and saw it only hours later, and only hours after that we made an offer.
Fast-forward a few months and here I sit, writing this from the comfort of the house that is beyond what we could have asked for or expected. It superseded any circumstance and possibility. It is a fulfilled vision that only God could see. We had to trust in it when all circumstances seemed impossible.
What vision are you lacking for your life? Is there an area that you feel led to dream about? Is there something you know you want to see vision for or believe could happen in the future? Ask the Lord to give you vision, but not just vision, HIS vision. Be prepared to hang on because it may seem impossible for awhile, but trust and wait, it will come in just the right way, in the right time, and on purpose when you least expect it.