One year ago, this very weekend, on Good Friday, I published my first book. It was an incredible feeling to accomplish a goal that manifested as a desire five years ago. I remember like it was yesterday signing the paperwork to put my stamp of approval on the final manuscript and giving the OK to publish the book and begin printing it.
Wow! My vision came to fruition! I dreamed of this day for five years. But before that, I never even saw myself as an author. This was God’s plan!
Since then, I have continued to write sporadically, but life has distracted my focus. Sometimes, life’s circumstances overwhelm and consume my days, causing me to push my dreams and desires to the back burner. Still, today God reminded me of this exhilarating one-year anniversary. Becoming an author and bringing His name glory during the holiest weekend, Easter!
HE reminded me to get back to that one vision-get back to writing! Don’t become inundated with what the world says is customary. Focus on where I am leading and guiding you. In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus says, “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one…” Luke 10:41-42 NIV
He reminded me that my one vision will make room for other blessings. Just keep writing! “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.” Proverbs 18:16 KJV
So I ask, what is your one vision?
What is hindering you from pressing forward?
Are you distracted because of the things going on around you?
Are you leaning to your own understanding?
My friend, God has given you everything you need! What is that ONE vision? Pray on the gift, make it plain, make a plan of action, and move on it in and with FAITH!
It does not take various avenues to accomplish your God-given vision. It only takes FOCUS! God will make the path straight and open the doors.
Today, as I am grateful for accomplishing my first published book, I am also reminded that I need to regain my focus and stay the course.
Join me in doing that today on this holiest weekend- Resurrection Sunday.
Thank you, Lord! I ask for a sound mind, focus, and commitment to my ONE Vision- not leading to my own understanding but trusting in you for your wisdom, guidance, and provision. In Jesus Christ’s name, ~Amen!