Your vision is your life! If you live without a vision, your life is bound to follow any direction, you canít live a meaningful life. The only way to truly be in charge of your life is to have definite dreams or vision you are pursuing. It is your vision that gives your life a direction! The scripture in Proverbs 29:18, says Ďwhere there is no vision, the people waste awayí. Itís important you have a clear mental picture of what you want to achieve or become in life, and that is your dream or vision. The image has to be something you see for yourself with the eyes of the mind. This mental picture called dream, is actually the foundation on which progress and advancements in life rest. The popular maxim is Ďif you donít see it, you canít get ití, how true!
One thing is to have a picture of what you want to achieve or become, another thing is to have a definite plan and program of how to achieve it. Your dreams and vision must be reduced to specific plans before they can come alive. In fact, your visions must be documented and planned on papers so as to remove all ambiguities. Proper planning demands that you assign specific time table to all your dreams and vision so as to determine what steps to take per time in actualizing them. If you fail to draw specific plans of how to achieve your dreams, thereís no way you can be committed to it. It is in the process of planning that you simplify the big and abstract pictures; planning provides you clues on how to approach and walk into fulfillment of your dream.
Any dream that is not time-bound can never become a reality! It is very important you assign time to your vision for simple reason: if you live your expectations and dreams open ended, you will never show the commitment required to getting them achieved. But if you constrain yourself within a particular time frame, you are likely to show more seriousness in getting them achieved. We will do ourselves a great deal of good by setting timelines and deadlines for whatever we plan to achieve. When there are deadlines to meet, truth is that most of us are driven to actions! Nevertheless, it is important that the set timelines are realistic. Thereís nothing wrong in operating in faith while setting deadlines for ourselves, but there are certain areas that things have to run their normal course before they become reality.
Finally, you must invest in your dreams to make them realities. Every resource at your disposal must be rightly directed towards fulfillment of your vision. The resources at your disposal include time, brain power, thoughts, money and material things among others. If your vision is not your priority, your resources will always go into frivolous things which lack real values in the long run. Your greatest resource is time, and you must be wise on how you invest or spend it. Invest your time, thoughts and energy into fulfillment of your vision because nobody will help you do that!
Thereís no better time to carry out honest assessment of your life than now. You canít afford to begin the New Year without a clear plan of what you intend to pursue and achieve. Running without a vision is like commencing a voyage without a destination! This is the time to itemize your dreams, and ensure they fit into Godís purpose for your life. it is time to run, run with your vision!