Good Morning my brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray you’ve spent the week living intentionally and with purpose. A couple of weeks ago I completed my 2019 vision board. Some of the goals are an extension of things I’ve been working on this past year. Others are a “Walk by faith not by sight” type of goal. The ones that only God can do, but I trust Him to do it. It made me wonder how many of you take the time to put together a vision board? If you do, are your goals only within your own reach? Or are they a mix of your reach and God’s reach? Is your vision board filled with doubt or faith?
I graduated high school in 2004 and began my collegiate career at Grambling State University. GS….GS…..GS….GS… U…U…U… I thought you knew!!! Lol. I spent my freshman year homesick, with no books, and unaware of what field I wanted to major in. Tuition was so expensive and with no scholarship I found myself copying pages in my peer’s books just so I can read the material to complete assignments. The following year the school was affected by Hurricane Katrina which led to me back home to Chicago. I spent the next several years attempting to finish school but ended up joining the workforce in its replacement. I had no vision. I was uninspired. I had a lack of direction. I was really just trying to keep my head above water at that point.
Moving forward a few years I had an employment opportunity in Houston and I took it. Once moving here I found out that I had to get back in good standing with my student loans because the position was with the government. Go figure. So I was in Houston, jobless, carless, and had $300 to my name. It took me a few months but I found a job. After 10 months of making payments towards my student loans, I was able to get in good standing. By this time I desired to go back to school. So I did. I figured I spent all this time making these payments I should just go back. I finally finished my degree. Even graduated with honors. I was so excited. It was a lifelong goal and I was able to check it off my list of to-dos.
It’s important that I take the time to mention that my 2019 vision board isn’t filled with goals for the new year. It’s filled with goals that are an extension of my now and my what’s to come. I really became plugged into Yeshua early in the year. I was tired of fumbling my life. I needed to give the playbook back to the coach, God. Once I did my vision became clear, I obtained direction, I was inspired. I realized even though I was able to lead I wasn’t the coach, and I needed to move out of Yeshua’s position so that I could win. So when we talk about having a vision board make sure you know who the vision came from. Ask yourself, “Am I the coach of my life or is God?”
We are in the fourth quarter of this year and here comes the quarterback. Mrs. CEO. (That’s me, lol) The Lord gave me a vision about our relationship. He started to walk me through the progression of His Mindfulness when it came to me. Our relationship became the base of what is now, “Mindul Of Me Moments, LLC.” He has shown me quarter by quarter the next play. Yesterday, my company officially became a legal entity with the state of Texas. Glory be to God. The same girl who was copying pages in my peer’s books just so I can turn in assignments. Now has a college degree, own’s/operates a business and has built a brand that will reach the multitude while drawing them closer to God. (Reaching the multitude is on my Vision Board.)
The Word of God says,
“Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”
Who does your vision board say you are? If God was to read what’s on your vision board would He say, “That’s the person I created?” If you have not taken the time to get plugged into Yeshua then let’s start there. Give your life to Him. If you’ve done that then give your position to Him. We weren’t made to be the coach and the quarterback of our life. Allow Him to reveal to you the next play so that you know how to move down the field of life. One thing I know about His coaching ability is that His team ALWAYS wins. He’s undefeated. Get with the winning team. Blessings.