Summary: Write down His plans and intentions for your life and the ways He wants you to achieve your targets; also write down all your observations about people and life around you.
Tip #1: GET A NOTEBOOK TO WRITE DOWN ALL GOD REVEALS TO YOU.
Write down His plans and intentions for your life and the ways He wants you to achieve your targets; also write down all your observations about people and life around you.
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
There is a difference between looking and seeing. You can look at yourself as a divorcee or a poor fatherless child, for example, but it’s another thing to see yourself as God sees you. This Scripture speaks about the kind of godly vision that helps us see what we will be like in the future, what God has in store for our lives.
The first part of this verse teaches you to write down everything pertaining to God’s purpose for your life. You may see yourself as an outstanding entrepreneur (or as something else God has shown you); draw up a clear and detailed plan of your future actions. And if God really wants you to become an entrepreneur, ask Him what your line of business might be, what type of "commodity" you could offer people. There is a wide selection of businesses: book publishing, food industry, clothing industry, construction, and so on. Perhaps your interests lie in the arts? To be successful in your chosen profession, you have to study hard from a secular perspective and from the wealth of God’s wisdom in the Bible regarding your calling.
As far as I am concerned, I know God wants me to reach five million Ukrainians for the Lord. I’ve written down His vision, and now I am getting to work to accomplish it. I will preach and build churches; I will bring people to repentance, raise disciples, and send out missionaries to all corners of the earth. But that’s not all - God has other tasks for me and I write them down too.
Undoubtedly, God has an interesting agenda for you, but as this Scripture indicates, if you don’t write down His plans, you won’t be able to fulfill them in the best way possible. This is because writing down God’s visions will discipline your life. It will make you more responsible and precise in everything you do.
Even if you think you know the purpose of your life, consider it unknown until you have written it down. When a purpose is not fixed, it will be vague and unclear in your mind. Committing it to print helps your actions to be more organized and purposeful.
There was a time in my life when the media in Ukraine accused me of all possible sins. I could have left everything and gone to America or Africa. I don’t doubt for a minute that I would have become a successful preacher there by escaping the pressure I was under in the Ukraine. However, I know what I have been called to do and where God wants me to be. Dedication to His goal makes me strong enough to endure any hardship. When you are certain of God’s agenda, it is easier to dedicate yourself to its fulfillment.
Remember: Consider your purpose unknown until you have written it down!
I know my calling and that is why it is vital for me to be dedicated to fulfilling it. Being dedicated to one purpose gives the strength to overcome problems and difficulties. When you have got concrete work and plans set before you, then you can dedicate yourself to them.
When you look through your notes, you should think deeply of God’s purpose for your life and pray it through in the Holy Spirit. The practice that I suggest here is as follows: when you pray quietly in the morning, you should meditate on the things that you feel God is putting in your heart to do and the things He calls you to do. If you are a Spirit filled believer, capable of speaking in other tongues, you could let your spirit loose and begin to speak in other tongues. And you will have a wonderful time with God. While you speak in other tongues during your time of meditation, the Holy Spirit will give you some ideas and a picture of how you could fulfill exactly the things you are called to do.
Be prepared for God to suggest new ideas and strategies to help you fulfill His purpose as efficiently as possible. I advise you to pray about your calling in other tongues at least one hour a day.
Prayer in the Spirit is important because you don’t know what obstacle or difficulty you may encounter on your road to success. Your prayer will allow God to act on your behalf. He will begin to send you the people you need. He will ordain His angels to open doors for you. While you pray, try to picture in your mind the plans already fulfilled. Visualize your goal, and be armed with a plan and a picture; doing that will help you to achieve your goals, whatever the circumstances might be. This is in accordance with the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians: