Write Your Vision

And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. Habakkuk 2:2

When I was a teenager, my cousin bought me my first Journal as a birthday present. Since then, I have filled countless pages in many different journals. I personally like to look back at what I have written over the years, as the lines chronicle my personal history and evolution, both as a woman and a Christian. The lines on the pages show how God has worked through problems and helped me makes sense of so many confusing situations.

There are many different kinds of Journals: a Prayer/Praise requests journal, which keeps a record of asked and answered prayer; a Gratitude journal where you list all the things that you are grateful for each day; a Dream Journal where you right down your dreams, visions and aspirations; a Health or Lifestyle journal that focuses on the progress of changes you want to make for a healthier life; and a Goals and Achievement journal, where you put your short and long term goals. You can also write journals for your children when they are young, so that you can share with them when they are older. Another great idea is a journal for your husband or, for those who are single, for your future husband.

Journals are wonderful, because they have many uses and benefits and the costs are low. They help you to remember important moments and also give you a place to record those “Ah-ha’s”, when the vision suddenly becomes plain. When you write a problem or situation down, it helps you to see it more clearly and dispels confusion. In addition, when you regularly write your requests in a Prayer Journal, it teaches you to leave your problem with the Lord and allows you to
record how He’s brought you through.

I encourage those that have not yet started a journal to begin chronicling your own personal journey each day. Always try to keep one with you, and writing in your journal at the same time each day also helps to establish this beneficial habit.