We only have about 180 days left in the year! 180 days! Can you believe that? 6 months!
“In 6 months your life can look dramatically different”
Do you find that statement to be true? I do. 6 months is a long time. Seriously think about it. What can you accomplish in 180 days? You may not be able to accomplish your life goal, but you can get a lot of other stuff done! Think back on the goals you set for this year. How have you been doing? Have you completed any of the things you set out to do?….I haven’t!
I have not completed any goals that I set for myself this year. That truth stings. What have I been doing? Where has the time gone? Why am I failing? As I begin to wallow in my failure, the sweet Holy Spirit reminded me that I have accomplished a lot of important things and that I did not have permission to be downhearted. Although my specific goals had not been reached I was still moving in the right direction. I was reminded of this scripture found in Philippians 3:13,14
“……..forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
As I sat in prayer the other day God revealed the importance of vision and planning. Most of us have heard the scripture “write the vision and make it plain” (see Habukah 2:2). We have the vision, we have our goals written down, and some even have a vision board. But how many of us have a plan?…I didn’t have a specific plan for any of my goals. I just kind of wrote the vision as plain as I could and left it there. To be honest I didn’t really keep it before my eyes at all times either. Having a vision is great but we also need to have a plan. I now know the reason my goals have not been met is because of my failure to plan.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it – Luke 14:28
I want to encourage you to dream big, visualize your future, set your intentions, but also plan. Count the cost of your dreams and plan accordingly with faith. We have the next 6 months to accomplish our goals and manifest our vision for 2018. We can do it!!!
I pray that you include God in your planning and visions. That your goals scare you a little. You dream bigger then ever before. And that your faith is increased during the next 180 days. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. (Psalms 20:4)