Daily Archives: July 23, 2012

From “The Word For You Today” by Bruce Christian

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR VISION

God promised Abraham, “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Ge 12:3 NKJV).  That’s a big vision!  But God knew Abraham had the faith to embrace it.  If you hate what you have to do in order to pursue your vision, something is wrong.  Examine your motives.  See if there are inconsistencies between who you are and what you are trying to accomplish.  Have you taken ownership of the vision?  Do you have the heart for it?  If pursuing your vision causes you to violate your values, then you need to get another vision.  Maybe the problem is your attitude.  (1)  Are you too idealistic?  You must accept the way your vision is unfolding, and change your expectations concerning how long it’ll take.  Ninety percent of all disappointments stem from unrealistic expectations.  (2)  Have you stopped dreaming daily?  You must let yourself dream a little bit every day, explore possibilities and embrace options.  Be creative.  Continuing to dream actually helps you move forward.  (3)  Do you appreciate each small step of progress?  One way to fill fulfilled is to celebrate each success.  Recognize when you pass milestones.  Thanking God for your progress will encourage you to keep  moving forward.  (4)  Have you made personal growth your goal?  The only way to fulfill a big vision is to grow with it.  The bigger the vision, the bigger you have to be to achieve it.  What is God revealing to you in your current situation?  How can you grow?  The greatest reward of pursuing a vision–is who you become as a result.`

Another twist and turn on the chemo ride…

I came across Erin over at http://ahealingpath.wordpress.com/ who writes a blog about her battle with cancer among other things.  Her latest post Another twist and turn on the chemo ride…. is just another in a long series of posts that show faith, trust, and courage on a grand scale.  If you’re in the midst of a battle, take a minute to check out this blog.  And while you’re at it, you might join me in nightly prayer for her and all those who suffer no matter the form it takes, and who still shine even in the midst of the storm.