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  • Writer's pictureLeisa Wilkins


Would you get in your car to drive anywhere you're unfamiliar with without a map, GPS, or written directions? Would you waste your time and your gas driving aimlessly? Would you ever get where you wanted to go when you began the journey?

Unless you attach goals to your vision you’ll live life aimlessly, while wasting time and never reaching your desired destination. The difference between a dream and a goal is the written word. Your goals need to be complete and focused, much like a road map.

When you write your plans, dreams, hopes, goals, vision down you can:

  1. Stay focused and on track.

  2. Recognize and combat obstacles, dream stealers, and sabotage (both self-inflicted and inflicted by others)

  3. Measure and recognize your success

The Word of God has something to say about writing the vision:

"And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may [be able to] read [it easily and quickly] as he hastens by. For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.” (Habakkuk 2:2-3 AMPC)

You are encouraged to write the vision so you can see it/read it daily. What you focus on becomes the direction you'll take. You are reminded that the vision, a God given vision, will come to pass! You are also strengthened by knowing it will not deceive or disappoint. And you are inspired to continue no matter how long it takes because the vision has an appointed time. It will come to pass! Remember, there is a set time and an appointed time for the process and for its completion.

Appointed time - môwʻêd, properly, an appointment, i.e. a fixed time or season; (appointed, due) season, (set) time (appointed) (Strong's H4150)

Wait - châkâh, properly, to adhere to; hence, to await:—long, tarry, wait (Strong's H2442)

Wait - To stay or rest in expectation; To rest in expectation and patience; To stay; not to depart (Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary)


“All the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change comes.” (Job 14:14 KJV)

Wait - yâchal, to wait; by implication, to be patient, hope:—(cause to, have, make to) hope, be pained, stay, tarry, trust, wait

When you write the vision keeping it before you, you will be able to measure whether or not you are on course. If you are, continue forward with the help of Holy Spirit. If you are not on course, got detoured, or discouraged, quickly make a course correction again, with the help of Holy Spirit. I know I don’t want to end this year having deviated off my God ordained path. What about you?

Here’s some advice on creating goals.

Create SMART Goals. Goals that are:






(Note: It is generally accepted that the SMART acronym was first written down in November 1981 in Spokane, Washington. George T. Doran, a consultant and former Director of Corporate Planning for Washington Waterpower Company published a paper titled "There's a S.M.A.R.T. Way to Write Management's Goals and Objectives.")

Hold on to this promise from the Lord and don't make it difficult:

I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide. So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!” (Psalm 32:8-9 TPT)

Be Encouraged! ❤

(Updated From the Vault of LWM)

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