I remember when I was in college. It was a summer course, and it was poetry. All about words.
Each day the exercise was to wake up and write. Even if you had nothing to say, the exercise, or “habit” that they wanted you to not just conceptualize but to reinforce was the habit of writing.
I remember getting up each day and sitting at that green wooden desk. I would stare out the window at the traffic going by…that is when we lived on main street and the hustle and bustle of it all contrasted with the green earth always gave it some type of inspiration. The words came.
“Write the vision” my devotional was entitled today, so how could I not…?
I have been writing a lot this week, and whether this is good or bad, it has been what I have been led to do. It seems this week’s theme is doing things you don’t want to do…or at least doing the work first, before play.
Today, the scripture was Proverbs 29:18, which states, “When people don’t accept diving guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.”
So go figure, obey and it will be granted to you. Write the vision and it will become your reality. Do the work and the habit will reinforce the outcome. Just do it. And there will be joy.
I think a lot of the times God directs me through reading His word and then by reflecting upon it by writing. So, regardless of whether anyone would ever read this blog or not, it is for me…correction, it is for Him. It is my service.
Do you have anything you do that allows you to feel this way? As though you are serving the Lord through a special quality? Everyone has one. Sometimes we think too much about it all and lose our purpose, but at the end of the day, the simplest thing may be part of your call to serve.
I pray you have a great day today regardless of what is around you. People may always speculate or disappoint you but remember that the Lord is always good and always there for you. Look to Him and find divine guidance, it will not only change your day, but it will change your life over time. And Amen to that!
“Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he who keeps the law—blessed is he.” Proverbs 29:18