By Terry Ann Williams-Richard

The New Year has arrived.  It’s 2020!  What is your vision for your life? Go ahead grab a piece of paper and a pen or pencil.  Set a timer and then write for five minutes.  Write down the details of how you want your life to be; what you do for fun and to earn a living; where and how you live; and your emotional state, physical appearance, and personal style.

“Write your vision and make it plain, so when others see they can run with it.”  This is a paraphrase from the Holy Bible. The Bible also states, “Without a vision the people perish”. What do you see? Check the vision you have of yourself and for your life.  Do you sense something missing? As you scrutinize your V-I-S-I-O-N, it will be empowering to:

1) Visit your deepest heart desires;

2) Investigate your past and present paths;  

3) remain Steadfast in your discovery;

4) Inspire others;

 5) Own your vision; and

 6) Never give up.

            Visit some of your deepest desires. Follow passions which awaken your curiosity, ignite a spark, bring you peace, or joy no matter your surroundings or circumstances. Peruse personal and family photo albums and read your old journals and diaries.  Take trips to your favorite places or new destinations.  Each activity and location could trigger clues to your deep-seated wishes. Jot down your insights.

            Investigate your past and present paths and your trials and triumphs.  Through your introspection hidden longings may be revealed.  This burial could have been caused by fear, disappointment, disbelief, someone discouraging you, or self-sabotaging thoughts and actions.  Even so, recall the many obstacles you have overcome and the countless positive outcomes you have experienced. Notice the people you attract, the lives you’ve touched, and how your life has been impacted.  Be sure to find pleasure in the process.

            Remain Steadfast in your discovery.  No matter how life appears now, believe what you envision can and will happen.  Notice the footprints leading from fear to faith; procrastination to progress; cowardice to courage; victim to victory; and tears to testimony.

            Inspire others on your adventure.  As you walk out your destiny you will glow with possibilities. Share lessons learned and successful strategic plans. Your enthusiasm will be contagious and others will joyfully catch it. 

Own your vision.  Be clear, no one can steal it. Look at it, accept it, expect it, and know it is ordained for your good.  Give yourself credit for your persistence.  Thank God for your gifts, talents, skills, abilities, His anointing, wisdom, and favor.

Never give up! Get back up when you fall, you are breaking through once more. Your treasured vision will be your marvelously manifested reality sooner than you imagined.

Copyright 2015 /2020  Terry Ann Williams-Richard

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