Week 12: Vision

Habakkuk 2:2-3 NIV Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry”

All visions start with a burden. Vision needs to be clear and written down—it has an end in mind. Without vision, you go back to your past. Vision gives you the discipline/restraint to keep going.

Vision Requires
• Teamwork – Teamwork makes the dream work!
• More effort halfway.
• An awareness of weakness and vulnerability.
• Our refusal to be distracted.

What is your vision for your family, finances, and future? What are your spiritual goals? Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?

Week 11: Identity Crisis

Nehemiah 4:1-2 NLT Sanballat was very angry when he learned that we were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews, saying in front of his friends and the Samarian army officers, “What does this bunch of poor, feeble Jews think they’re doing? Do they think they can build the wall in a single day by just offering a few sacrifices? Do they actually think they can make something of stones from a rubbish heap—and charred ones at that?”

Sanballat Had an Identity Crisis
When people mock and make fun of others, they are having an identity crisis. They are trying to find their identity in being bad. They are trying to find identity in the people they are with. When people mock us, talk about us, make fun of us and we get upset and over react, we are having an “Identity Crisis”

When we get our identity from Christ we don’t make fun of others and we don’t over react.

Is there someone you have been making fun of that you need to ask God to forgive you? Are you upset because of what somebody said about you or the way you look?

P.S. Make sure you are more concerned about what God says about you than what others have to say about you!

Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?

Week 10: Opposition to Opportunity

Esther 4:13 NKJV he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape.

Esther 4:14 NKJV “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

We can have God’s provisions and protection and still have opposition. Opposition is from the devil trying to discourage and defeat you. God wants to take opposition and drive it into the greatest opportunity in your life.

When we change our perspective on who God is instead of the opposition we get God’s divine destiny, power, purpose, protection and provision for our life. Who knew what you see as opposition is nothing more than God giving you the greatest opportunity of your life?

What opposition are you facing that might be God’s opportunity to use you? God has you where you are to be used for such a time as this!

Did you experience a conviction, challenge or a commitment you need to make from this devotion?