Vision is an idea or mental picture of something. Well, it remains vision until you are unable to bring it into reality and it becomes day dream. Many people’s wonderful vision became day dreams because they couldn’t invest in that vision or make sacrifices for it. This world is transformed by visions that was brought into reality and not visions that died in the head.
This is a new month, don’t mess it up! Strive to bring those wonderful visions you have into reality. Many people fail to bring their vision into reality simply because they couldn’t write it down, set a goal target, set up reminders or arrange their daily activities before engaging in them. Many people just wake up each morning and they zoom off to start of their day without praying and planning how it’s going to be like. At the end of the day, they make little or no efforts.
I have been a victim of such mess… I only just recently recovered from it! People would walk up to you and tell you their visions! It sounds amazing, mind blowing and really inspiring but at the end of the day you don’t see them fulfilling that vision. Laziness, procrastination and fears are other factors that hinder people from actualizing their vision… Good day dreamers are talented people who could have taken over the world if they brought into reality their visions. Let me discuss briefly these factors I mentioned…
Laziness: This can hinder your vision. To be lazy doesn’t mean to be weak; it means to be unwilling to do something not necessarily because you don’t like it but because you have clouded your mind with something else like fears of the unknown.
Procrastination: Procrastination is often a result of laziness! People often postpone doing great things because they always feel tomorrow will be a better time to do it. That is what really delayed my movement in life! Sometimes, we wake up in the morning, we remember our decisions of yesterday and we give up them for tomorrow hoping we would get more money tomorrow or have a better platform to do whatever it is we want to do. Because of procrastination, many have actually taken their visions to the grave with them.
Fear: Fear has caused lots of damages. We have reasons to fear every time, we fear because of what people will say, because of the discomfort attached to what we want to do, because of the money we’re going to spend in doing what we want to do! The antidote to fear is to keep listening to encouraging words. The bible said that faith comes not just by hearing but by hearing God’s word. Faith comes with courage and strength because it is anchored on our believe and trust in what we have faith in. Fear also comes by hearing negative words and harkening to them. I remember planning to launch a certain project sometime ago, I received a message from someone telling me how bad and disadvantageous the project would be. I started meditating on his word and procrastinated the project on daily basis. It was only recently that I began to think back on the encouragements I had gotten earlier both from Christians and the scriptures. As I thought on it, it far outweighed the fear and my faith was built up again.
There are lots of other factors that would prevent our vision from being actualized but I believe they are all anchored on the three I mentioned above. Fear leads to procrastination; laziness is the reality of procrastination.
This verse will make sense to you:
“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” Habakuk 2:2
On this note, I welcome you to the month of August. I called it “Our Month of Vision”. Remember, don’t be lazy, don’t procrastinate, and don’t have fears of the unknown. If it is a good vision, it is worth sacrificing your comfort for.
God bless you… Feel free to share your thoughts.