Last week I wrote about the importance of receiving our vision, dreams, and goals from the Lord. After we receive the vision, it’s important we write the vision.
Habakkuk 2:2 says, “Then the LORD answered me and said: ‘Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.’”
The seemingly small and mundane act of writing something down causes multiple parts of our brain to light up and start working. When we write, it causes our brain to focus and pay close attention to what we are doing.
Not only does the Lord encourage us to write things down in Habakkuk 2, but science can back up the importance of this practice as well.
There are a couple of important pieces to take note of in Habakkuk when we write the vision. First of all, the vision needs to be made plain. It needs to be clarified and concise. We need to know the vision inside and out, so we are able to explain it to others well.
A quote often attributed to Albert Einstein says, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Vague vision is no vision at all. Our vision and plan must be clear and concise. It’s vital we make the message simple and clear so it can be understood by most everyone.
The second part of writing the vision is sharing the vision. When God puts something on our heart, it is important to include others. If we can fulfill our dreams on our own, then our dreams aren’t big enough. If we can complete the vision without others or without God, then it’s too small.
It’s helpful to both note and verbalize our vision and plan. It will keep it at the forefront of our thoughts and attention. Sharing and making the vision public gives the opportunity for others to join and assist in running with the vision as well.
During the last two months of going through a prayer journal together, my wife and I have also been in the process of getting our home in Detroit Lakes ready to sell so we can move back to Park Rapids. We are very excited about this next season of our life, but selling a house is a LOT of work.
We are so thankful we shared our vision and plan of moving with our church, family and friends. Many have come alongside us to assist in many different ways throughout this long process. Nearly impossible to do on our own, but a joy to do together. We are so thankful.
Joel Juni and his wife Jennifer are the pastors of Restoration Christian Church in Park Rapids.