A close friend of mine that runs a highly successful tech company asked me a few weeks ago, “What are your plans for the future?” I heard myself say, “I don’t know?” Like a slow motion fail. To me this interaction showed a deeper problem. Interactions just like that surrender opportunities to advance and spread our vision. One small question that could be an open door surrendered. You and I never know who people know and what they need. In these moments, the dream inside of me and the dream inside of you almost shrinks back.
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Why do we get so confused?
Doubt and fear pull us down. Good opportunities push us away from the dreams we feel God speaking into us. This is why I stopped and had no answer. Has this happened to you? Bold in a direction one day and then a few days later bold in a different direction. Yeah me neither. I was asking for a friend. In all actuality this happens to us all, yet we feel fear telling us not to talk about it. Our minds change on their own. What we think matters. Someone we trust says, “It doesn’t matter.” These things will push and pull us causing us to stand still. Stop the confusion!
Don’t waste another opportunity!
I don’t want you or I to waste another opportunity. Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision the people perish.” So, with vision the people shall flourish. What is your vision? Could you explain it to me? What problem are you solving and for who are you solving it? You need to write it down. You need to know what you are aiming at. This is the only way to overcome the push and pull that will happen in your life.
Write down what you feel God calling you to in 3 to 5 years. In other words, where are you headed? Don’t think about the obstacles for a second. We live so small. We overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can do in a few years.
The power of being focused for a period of time cannot be overstated. Writing and sticking to what you wrote will save you time and energy. Your written vision will help you in what to say “no” to and what to say “yes” to. It will stop you and I from getting so distracted with all the shiny things out there. Make it a priority to pray, seek God, and write down what He is saying.
Expand your horizons. Allow yourself to have the expectant hope of a child again. Write it down and start walking in that direction. Be prepared to share, learn from me and capitalize on opportunities to share your dream. Be blessed on your journey.
What do you feel God calling you to in the next three years?
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