Write the Vision and Make it Plain
A few years ago I went through a phase of whether I was to continue in my dream with my horse ministry or let go and move on. It was going to be called Solomon’s Stables. I had designed the barn, the land, the facilities, created lesson plans, wrote up leasing papers, priced everything, created a logo, and on and on. I knew what my goals were going to be, my focus was planned out, and ministry ideas were ready to be put in place. I even gave lessons to two girls and we saw God work in some pretty cool ways. But then I graduated high-school and for some reason, over time, just lost interest altogether. God simply just took that desire out of my heart.
I began working with my family on their market garden business. We went through a lot, gathering supplies, making a video and website, advertising, planning out ministry ideas, going to farmers markets, etc. etc. But come to find out God is leading my parents to counseling instead. The end of the family farm left me with a lot of time on my hands and no income.
But now what? What in the world was I supposed to do?
I wasn’t even sure what I enjoyed doing. I had my whole 2020 year planned out, but with this sudden change in my family’s plans, now what? I decided to do a week of prayer, with one or two meal fasting increments, seeking God for direction. I asked two friends to join me in prayer as I sought the Lord for wisdom and guidance.
What God lead me to was affirmation and encouragement to just live my life. Seek God and focus on him.
Just keep going.
As I recall all the moments that I wondered whether I was on the right path or not, I remember once seeing a little sign in a store that said something like, “You’re where you’re supposed to be.” But in my spirit I heard God say, “You are right where I want you to be.” It was so uplifting!
A couple weeks ago I felt like the Lord was leading me to, “Write the vision, and make it plain… that he may run that readeth it.” (Habakkuk 2:2-4) I decided to finish the vision board that I had started last year (2019). It was so much easier this time around though because I now know where God is leading me.
I love organization but I wanted this board to be jumbled, colorful, and full of different ideas that all led to my main goal, which is to glorify God through my love of writing and my new found passion for running. I began getting so excited but quickly realized God’s way of getting us to our goals is much different than we have in mind. Much, shall I say, slower? We see something and want to jump at it, but God normally says, “Slow your horses, let’s talk about this.” He loves us and wants us to succeed. He wants us to be wise about our decisions. And…
He wants us to do it WITH Him.
So, what is your vision? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!
Until next time, Happy Running Ya’ll!