Monday, June 30, 2014

Motivation for your Monday: Take Action

Yesterday in Sweet Word Sunday we talked about Vision and how when God gives us a vision is very personal and intimate. We also touched base a little bit on how one person's vision doesn't necessarily have to be NOR should it be yours. I gave some vision examples with Noah, Joshua and the walls of Jericho, and Mary with the birth of Jesus. Today, let's take all that a little bit further.

In each of those cases, it took more than just a vision to see things happen. Of course, the vision has to happen first ~ and I imagine lots of prayer came afterwards to make sure that they were understanding correctly. But can i tell you something? They didn't wait around very long before each of them took action in their situation with the specific vision God gave them. He didn't tell Noah "Just go build a boat and get your family on it." No. He told him specifically what it would look like. Then when it was done he told them again to take two of each and every animal because anything left behind would be destroyed. Can you imagine the chaos that would occur if Noah just sat around and waited for the boat to build itself? Can you imagine the rejection God would feel if Noah said "Well, other's don't believe me so this must not be a good idea.".

So after God whispered "If your busy living someone else's vision you are unable to even find the vision God has for you!", he then expanded on that during yesterday's workout. "The vision is good to have because you can see where you need to go ~ BUT ..  you have to take action to get there. Like I said, Noah didn't sit there in his lounge chair and wait for God to build the boat. Joshua didn't just ride a four wheeler around the town of Jericho waiting for God to bring down the walls. NOPE! Both men had to put in some action to accomplish that vision! Was it easy? No. Imagine what the world would be like right now if neither man obeyed, and followed through.

The encouragement I want to leave you with today is this:

If God has given you vision (and passion) for something .... stop wasting time waiting for it to happen. Allow Him to lead you in the details of how to do achieve that vision ~ where it is a reality! For me, it is becoming clear, and each day I work towards making the vision He has given me my reality the more I realize how and why He gave that to me! I am seeing parts of my personality that has been buried come out, and believe it or not ~ I think I am trusting Him more now in my life that I am working towards my own visions than when I was floating around trying to live someone elses!

 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? James 2:20

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