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How do I Discern My Vision?

The second part of the question is what to do if your dream job or situation pays poorly or is limited by opportunity, availability, or any other factor. I would give the same answer I gave earlier. Don’t let your perceived ideas about your future be limited to your current knowledge of any particular field. You might not be talented enough to give a solo concert at Carnegie Hall, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work with music in some way. The same holds true for any other field of endeavor.

The most important task is listening to your spirit. God has given you talents and abilities. You are a unique child of God, with a purpose and plan for your life. As you listen carefully to the voice inside you are experiencing God communicating with you.

Don’t dispel the notions that what you think might not be true. Unless you have serious mental problems, you won’t hear voices telling you to do harm. God wants only the best for us, so His voice will lead you to those things that will enrich your life and serve God’s people.

Julia Cameron writes in “Finding Water” that when she is experiencing difficulty writing she prays, “Please, God, send me the willingness to just listen and write.” What wonderful advice for us to take into our own hearts. When you are stumped, feel frustrated, or still can’t quite seem to find your vision, just be quiet. Ask God for the vision. And then really quiet your soul. Find the peace within to hear the answer you seek.

When you know your vision, write it down! Read Habakkuk 2:2-3 says: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets. That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Writing down your vision helps clarify it and your thinking. Also, there is something very powerful about writing down the vision, making it plain, so you can see it each day.

Remind yourself what you are working toward so you can lessen your distractions! The very details of daily life can pull us away from our dreams and visions. God gave us these visions, dreams of a life well-lived, with contentment and creativity at hand. It is up to us to make it happen!

Next week we can dig deeper into the concept of writing down the vision. For the time being, if you don’t want to share your vision with others, keep it to yourself. Sometimes we have to protect the most vulnerable parts of ourselves in order to finally bring them into fruition. Never let anyone rob you of your vision. Never, never, never. God has given you the vision: remember how special you are to God, so your vision is also special.

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