I don’t know if anyone is like me, a real dreamer! My mind is constantly full of ideas and imaginations – sometimes good, other times it’s a battle to keep my mind still. Over the years, I have come to understand that regardless of what you are, dreamer or not, our mind is a powerful place where so much is birthed, aborted and restored. Once we grasp a thing in our mind, it is almost impossible to stop the outcome; even the Bible mentions that we are transformed by the renewing of our mind (Romans 8:2).
I remember when I first had the idea to start Royal Diadem; I could not stop seeing it, a brand that promoted the gospel through scripture focused items and custom products for each person that communicated that they were special in God’s sight. My mind was flooded with ideas, I saw so much and wrote down a long list of things the brand would do. And though there have been some bumps along the way, the things I saw, wrote down and prayed; began to unfold in what can only be described as a God-way, and as you can see, the brand is still going by the Grace of God!
WHAT DO I SEE?
I want you to ask yourself this about the year, “What do I see?” It’s without doubt that the season has changed, with us being in a new decade and all. I believe that what you set your mind on will play a big part in how you position yourself. Personally I have spent this month asking God to open my mind’s eye again, I don’t just want to dream, I want to see His will, what He would have me do and how! I encourage you to do the same if you haven’t already done so; present the things you “see” before God and ask Him for a fresh perspective and direction. As Habakkuk set his heart to watch and wait for God, there was a revelation released to him for a set time.
“I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected. Then the Lord answered me and said: “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.” - Habakkuk 2:1-3
Waiting is difficult and there’s the temptation to go with the flow of the year. It’s not too late however to spend some time in prayer and wait for God to reveal His will for you, not just for this year, but for more to come. It may take time; sometimes I’m fasting and praying (as a way of waiting) for a few weeks before I start to receive insight. So don’t be discouraged if it does not happen instantly, stay focused by faith and be determined to hear God’s heart for you. It’s why most people begin their year with consecration, it’s not just supposed to be a religious act, but a plea for God to reveal and direct our paths.
"Then I set my face toward the Lord God to make request by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes." - Daniel 9:3
“For the Lord God will help Me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed." - Isaiah 50:7
THERE IS A PLAN
All through the Bible, we see that the nature of God is very intentional. He’s not just about to conjure up a plan when you ask Him, it was already pre-determined before you were formed in your mother’s womb.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” - Jeremiah 1:5
We hear this scripture all the time - but I don’t think its use can be exhausted in reminding us that there is a plan, and we need to submit to God in order to be aligned with it.
"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know."
- Jeremiah 33:3
Make sure you call out to God not just for the year, but for your future, He will show you! I am a testimony of constantly seeing what God has shown me manifest; it also has a way of building your faith. Be intentional in what you see this year and what you set your mind upon. As 2020 represents perfect vision, seeing through God’s eye and perspective will keep you in His will but also in a place of peace.
"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." - Isaiah 26:3
Till next time