Several evenings ago I attended an event that as a requirement you had to dress and portray in character the overall vision God had for your life. In other words it was a“Vision Party” and you were portraying yourself as if your vision was already manifested.
So, if the vision that God gave you were being a national bestselling author, a well known speaker that traveled all around the world evangelizing to others and doing signs and wonders, or even a financial expert with their own television show touching the lives of believers, you came as such.
And it was fun!!!
The amazing thing was hearing all God had placed within the lives of the women that attended and how each person’s vision was somehow interconnected with each in some way, shape or form.
When God has given you a vision and you are walking out your purpose in life sometimes it can seem huge! You can see it, but many times others can’t. They just can’t see you, the person, accomplishing, being, or doing the things God has purposed for your life. They see the now; not the “to be”; the future.
I have written my vision down – many times. I have envisioned it; dreamt it; prayed on it; fasted on it. I know what it looks like. But that night when I physically went from working it to actually being it, I felt like it was a new beginning, a new chapter in the book God has already written for my life.
As I stood in front of the ladies and spoke out loud the ideas and thoughts God has given me. As I walked around the room, in character, as my future self. As I listened and watched the women portray their future selves: confident, strong, leaders, trailblazers, world changers, authors, philanthropist, and entrepreneurs; I felt the awesomeness of the moment. I felt the reality of God’s vision for my life and theirs. I felt God’s words that were uttered over our lives from before we came out of our mother’s womb, start to bud and the words that were sent forth by God, accomplishing that which He pleased.
“I have given them [God’s Children] the solutions to solve all of the world’s problems…” is a quote that was given to author Ericka D. Jackson when God was ushering her into her purpose in life; her vision. And that evening, I can honestly say I saw the absolute truth to that statement.
Proverbs 18:21 says that death and life is in the power of the tongue. We also know that we frame our world by the words we utter out of our mouths. And that evening, I could feel destinies coming into alignment. We were literally being the person we saw ourselves to be in a God ordained future. There were no apologies for our greatness and no walking small! No doubt and no hesitancy. It was all purposed filled life!
So I ask you, what is God’s vision for your life? What is that thing that when you think on it, dream it, envision it; it feels like, “it is already yours because it is within you waiting to [burst] forth?”
Whatever it is just know it’s already done. So start walking towards it and live your vision in reality!
Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana