I wasn’t sure what I was going to blog about today, but I asked myself, what lesson did l learn this week? Immediately the words “don’t lose your vision” came to mind. So, hopefully this post will encourage you to never lose your vision.
Growing up, most of us dream and even visualize becoming this certain person or working in a particular professional field. Some dream of becoming a sports player, a doctor, lawyer, business owner of a fortune 500, fashion designer, model, photographer, artist, musician, and the list continues. As we get older, it seems as if our sight becomes dim when thinking about those dreams we had as a child. As a child, nothing seems impossible. Some of us even thought our parents were able to accomplish the impossible for us.
So what happens with our vision, as we get older? Is it that we realize that as an adult reality is much different than we imagined as a child? Or is it that we no longer feel like our dreams are possible? Maybe someone told you that you were aiming too high. Could it be that we never saw what went on behind the scene of those who accomplished the same dreams we wanted to aim for? It could be a number of things that dim our light when it comes to our dreams.
A few years ago, I thought I would be a professional singer. I would stay up all night working on music. I even wrote a song that said, “Dream big as you can, no matter how hard it may seem.” I never knew my life would change the way that it did and never thought that I would change my mind about becoming a professional singer. Don’t get me wrong, I still love to sing for fun, but I absolutely love to perform. I love the connection I have with an audience, and I know it’s a gift. So, although I’m not aiming to become a professional singer anymore, I am certainly aiming for other dreams. I never imagined having a platform for sexual abuse, but I have learned to embrace what happened to me, and what I do now has become my passion.
This journey of accomplishing my dreams has not been easy. It is taking prayer, hard work, faith and belief, dedication, consistency, perseverance, much sacrifice, long nights and weekends….all of that and more is required to keep the vision in sight and alive.
Habakkuk 2:2 says, “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”
So in order to not lose sight of your vision, you must write it out or draw it out and apply all of those things I mentioned above. Once you see it written down or drawn out, you’ll never lose sight.
Don't lose sight of your vision. Take on that same mentality you had as a child, believing that nothing is impossible.