It’s a new year and another month bites the dust. It’s February 2013. I don’t know about you but it appears that the days are going by faster and faster and faster as I progress in age. It will be January 2014 before you know it.

Let’s do a little exercise. I want you to close your eyes and peek into the future; another component of vision. It’s now January 2014. What do you see? Do you see yourself finishing tasks relevant to the vision that the Vision Giver has assigned you or will you be saying, “I am still waiting on the Lord as Isaiah 40:31 instructs me to do.”  Brace yourself. What I am about to say is not for the faint at heart and will cause a religious mud slide that usually occurs when what we are traditionally taught is challenged. Are you ready?  The Bible verse, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength…” does not imply inactivity as it relates to completing a task, especially a task assigned by the Vision Giver. The implication is that our hope of aid and salvation is in Him when we are going through the valleys of life. You know; those tough times or those “a brick wall has fallen on my chest” times. This verse means to trust in Him, to put our hope or confidence in Him during these times. It refers to a “spiritual waiting” not a “natural waiting.” Think about it. Would God tell you to complete a task and then in the same breath tell you to wait? God is not double minded.

We are not to use this particular Scripture as a crutch when we have made the decision to be disobedient.  Should a farmer wait for God to plow and sow his fields? If a farmer makes the decision to sit on his house’s front porch, staring at his field instead of using the abilities God has already given him to complete the work, thorns and nettles will grow and the harvest will be small. Your field is the vision God has assigned you.  Proverbs 24:30-34 says it most profoundly (ouch):

“I went by the field of the lazy man and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; and, behold, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles were covering its face, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I beheld and considered it well; I looked and received instruction. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep—So shall your poverty come as a robber, and your want as an armed man.”

Your Vision Challenge is to begin again. Write three vision-related small tasks that you can do this month. Write completion dates beside each task and then do them.

Lovingly pushing you to manifest,

Nanette Floyd-Patterson

“The Vision Manifestation Queen”



P.S. Truth…inspiration does not always feel good.

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