Recently, I held a Christian Writers’ Meet-up and from the responses I have received thus far, I would say it was a success. The success realised is due to God being allowed to have his way, sponsors who were willing to support and most importantly Participants who trusted “The Vision”.
I have given some serious thought to the word “Vision”. I have no doubt that the Vision for this Event descended from God himself. Here is why:
- The Vision came out of spiritual growth after personally experiencing a spiritual drought, failure and discouragement. In other words, it represented a revival in my heart following days, weeks and months of searching the mind of God as it relates to what he thinks of me and desires of me in terms of service to humanity.
- The Vision was timely; It came after I was inspired to start writing in a big way, right after I started my blog and added to that, when other writers were contacted and the vision was shared with them, they were ready to jump in. The discussion was not about “if” but “when”.
- The Vision did not die, even when I placed it on pause for a while because I wanted to be sure, it did not die; it expanded, added extensions and branches as it took root. I had no choice but to add water to the roots and embrace the green leaves.
- The Vision became reality and has the potential to bear lasting fruit. When God gives us a vision, he uses our experiences to create it, marrying it with his word and his plan for us and for others. When he gives us a vision, our finite minds are not able to grasp the full extent of it and so we must trust Him that our efforts, sacrifice and risk-taking will be worth it; fruit will come.
Be mindful that we must be first concerned about connecting with God and allowing him to feed us through his word, to build us up and to equip us for the task ahead. He cannot give us a vision to carry out if we are distracted and unstable in our devotion towards him. Pursuing purpose is really about pursuing God.