Why Vision Matters

Helen Keller, the blind American author, political activist, and lecturer once said; “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” Ouch! How sad is that? The thought of going through life with the ability to see, but you can not see any further than what meets your eye?

When a woman has vision she is able to see beyond her current circumstances. When vision is alive in the lives of people hope can be ignited. I will go out on the limb and say, the day you stop being a visionary is the day you die. When you see with vision you view life with expectation. You are expecting things around you to change. Vision not only aides the person seeing, it also brings hope to those around you. While your brother may only see himself as unemployed and undereducated your vision for a better life for him helps him to create a new portrait for his life. Your vision is so powerful that it has the potential to change the lives of others.

So, let me ask you a question. What area of your life are you not utilizing vision? Does your job seem exactly that, just a job? Or do you view your role as a stepping stone to your next place of achievement. Do you envision the work you do to be life changing and making a difference in another person’s life? Do you have a vision for your family? Or have you limited your legacy to the mere letters in your last name. We have all heard the popular proverb, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

For this reason, I wanted to gather as many women as possible to The Power of Her Brunch to help ignite and fine-tune your vision. It’s amazing because many of the vendors that will be onsite, I remember when their businesses were just ideas. The panelists’ stories of success and failure will be motivators for you to believe in the vision God has given you. Another one of my favorite scriptures is Proverbs 27:17  which says, “iron sharpens iron”. You can not expect to be a sharp piece of steel if you only associate with brittle wood pieces. It brings me joy that the brunch draws like-minded women who are supportive, encouraging, and are all aiming higher to reach their destiny.

Today, I want you to begin articulating, penning, and stretching your vision. When vision is burning in the inside of you, you will never settle for what life throws at you. Visionary women will use the little they have and make it much. They will gather what resources and ideas they have to fulfill their purpose. Be encouraged to know the vision that lies inside of you is bigger, deeper, and more powerful than what you could imagine on your on.

Leave your comments and visionary stories below.

Seven Times Better

Last month our women’s ministry went on a fast. In the midst of that time of consecration, the Lord spoke to me through the book of Daniel about becoming Seven Times Better!  The video below is where I shared an encouraging message that spurred viewers to fully believe in that declaration.

Check it out and leave your comments below.

 

 

Putting The Extra in Extraordinary

Sweets have always been a great temptation of mine. You call it; cookies, pies, cakes, or cobblers I can loose count of the calories I consume when enjoying them. The difference between an ordinary cake and an extraordinary cake are the quality of the ingredients. I mean come on, you know the difference between a Betty Crocker cake and grandma’s chocolate delights. And while we’ve heard the old age adage, “what you put in is what you will get out” somehow we do not equate that same school of thought to our spiritual lives.

II Corinthians 9:6 says, “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” Another scripture that defends my point is Proverbs 1:31, “they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.” Simply put, we have to be intentional about our inputs since they determine our output. Intentionality must be utilized in doing life. If we want our outcome to be extraordinary, we have to put some extra on our ordinary. Put some extra time into your weekly family planning, extra effort into your spiritual development, extra love into your marriage, and extra sacrifice in achieving your goals.

Each week during the month of March, I want to challenge you to put the EXTRA in your ordinary. Seeing you live an extraordinary life will not occur by happen stance. This week’s EXTRAordinary challenge is to:

Fall in love with the dawn of the day

How magnificent is the beauty of a sunrise? How calming and reassuring are the morning sounds of birds chirping? With extra time in the morning decide how best to use that time. Your extra time can be devoted to time with God, a morning prayer walk, meditating on scriptures, or preparing for the day ahead.

Psalm 143:8Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

Psalm 119:148My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.

Proverbs 31:15She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens.

There hasn’t been a day when I have intentionally decided to rise early to take authority over my day with prayer, meditation, planning, and taking care of my body that I regretted it. As you take the extraordinary steps to fall in love with the dawn of the day, know that an extraordinary life is within reach.

EXTRAordinary Challenge

Comment below with either how you will use your extra time in the morning or what you will do to ensure you get up in the morning.