Write the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay (Habakkuk 2:2-3 NIV).
Fifteen. That's the approximate number of journals I’ve accumulated over the years. Between Target and TJ Maxx, I can never turn down the opportunity to buy another notebook or journal! My journals are composed of daily reflections, goals, Bible study notes, and church sermons. Occasionally, grocery lists make their way in there, too.
What I love most about writing is creating a space to reflect and remember. It is the coolest thing to write something down and, years later, see how far you’ve come. About a month ago, I rummaged through my old journals. Countless memories flooded my mind as I read through my daily reflections. From then until that moment, I could see my growth. However, my writings were missing a key element.
I realized I had never taken a moment to write the words that God had spoken to me. It is no wonder why dreaming big and having the faith to believe boldly can seem impossible to me. Our faith muscles are built by remembering God’s vision for our lives and his promises. Our faith is also built by subtle nudges that we often overlook. Small reminders of God’s promises are notebook worthy, too.
In the book of Habakkuk, we read about Habakkuk’s questions to God based on the evil that he continuously observed that felt unaddressed. Not only do we read about Habakkuk’s questions, but we also read about God’s responses.
Write the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay (Habakkuk 2:2-3).
These scriptures teach us that visions should always be written, for what God speaks will appear at an appointed time that is not always immediate. The space between hearing a revelation and receiving it is where vision often gets lost. God wants us to remember what he has done and will do. God wants us to write the vision.
Write your vision.
Prayer: God, thank you for the small moments where you speak to me and the promises you have spoken over my life. In times of fear, doubt, and worry, I position my mind to think of you and remember all you have done and what you will do. Amen.
Your turn: Are there things God has spoken to you? Have you written them somewhere? How do you keep yourself accountable to your visions, dreams, and goals?