There has been one thing on my mind this week, one I can’t seem to get away from. I want to share that with you today.

Put the vision before your eyes and keep it there.

Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. Hab 2:2

Many of you reading this know I have a prayer board; some call it a vision board. On that board are things I am praying and standing in faith for. Recently, as I pray over those things on my board, God is compelling me to add and adjust things. The thing I have noticed is the more I pray over these things, the more they are becoming engraved in my spirit and in my thoughts.

Just this morning, God led me to also put those things in a journal that I can carry with me. To pray over them, at the Lord’s leading, no matter where I am. I don’t believe God is having me to do this without a divine purpose. I believe He is having me do this because it is time to see a fulfillment of the promises of God. I believe there is a time when the bowls tip over. An appointed time in God when everything we pray and declare will suddenly come to pass. We will see it with our eyes.

The word vision means something we can see. Our eyes can be our biggest asset or our greatest stumbling block. What do I mean by that? What we see plays a big part in what we will receive.

We see this in the life of Abraham. God promised him that he would be the father of many nations. He made this promise to Abraham while he was childless. God knew he could not receive the promise if he focused on what he didn’t have. Therefore, He told him to look at the stars of the sky and look at the sand in the sea. It was equivalent to the number of sons and daughters he would have. God gave him a visual or a vision. God knew Abraham would need more than words; therefore, He gave him something he could see with his eyes. Each time Abraham saw the stars or sand, his faith was ignited. He chose to look at the vision of stars and sand, instead of what was lacking. As he did, his faith became more and more established on the promise. He began to SEE what God had promised him. He is now the father of many nations, just as God said he would be.

We see this in the life of Jacob as well. Jacob was told he could choose the spotted and speckled livestock as his own. He took poplar sticks and made them spotted and speckled and placed them before the animals. Day after day, they saw the vision Jacob had placed before them. Consequently, when they gave birth, it was to spotted and speckled livestock. This is how Jacob increased, by putting the vision in plain view.

Dr. Norvel Hayes taught me these principles years ago, he repeatedly reminded me that if I could see it, I could have it. I have applied this truth over and over again in my life. I have seen God do awesome things, even impossible things in my life through the power of vision.

As I said earlier, our eyes or what we see will be an asset or a stumbling block – and we get to choose which one they are. How do we do that? By what we choose to focus on. Perhaps today you are looking at a stack of bills that you have no way to pay. Or maybe you are looking at a diagnosis that is negative. You could be looking at a wayward child or a crumbling marriage. Instead of looking at those things, why not look at what God has to say about those things?

Instead of looking at a stack of bills and feeling hopeless, look instead at the Word of God that says, My God shall supply ALL my needs according to His riches in glory through Christ Jesus. Instead of looking at what the doctor says, place the promise of God before your eyes that says, By His stripes I am healed. Instead of the wayward son or daughter, declare, I am saved and my entire household.

Matthew 19:26 says, things that are impossible with man are possible with God. God has made many impossible looking things happen as I have placed His promises before my eyes and kept them there until I saw them come to pass. He will do the same for you. It will be just as the scripture says, Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Remember, you choose what you focus on. Today, put before your eyes only what you want to see happen. Like Abraham and Jacob, keep God’s promises, His vision for you in plain sight. Until you see every single one come to pass.

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