Habakkuh 2:2 reads, "And the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision and make it plain upon tables, that he that readeth it may run over it."
As the year 2021 comes to an end, I am starting to see what I see every year. You know what I'm talking about....all of the New Year's Resolutions being posted. The things that are very specific to the Bible verse mentioned above. Visions. 2022 is coming in hot and I know that many of us will be writing our goals, aspirations, hopes, and dreams in black and white. We will be writing the vision and making it plain. I know this because I've done it myself.
Recently, my husband pointed out my 2021 vision board. Honestly throughout the year, I had completely forgotten about it. Sad huh?!? But so many things happened this year. I mean I remember sitting on the floor excited about all of the things that I wanted to accomplish this year. I colored it, glued magazine pictures on it, did some stenciling, and listed my goals one by one. I know that this doesn't sound unfamiliar because some of you did the same thing. But when I looked at the vision board a couple days ago, reality hit me like a ton of bricks. I literally only accomplished one goal this year and that one goal was to find a home church. Other than that, I failed myself miserably.
On my vision board I wrote that I would lose weight. I mean technically I did lose weight but not from working out. I lost a few pounds because I sporadically decided to go meatless a couple months ago. So honestly, that doesn't count. Secondly, I wrote that I would start a tye-dye t-shirt business. I bought the tye-dye kits and a bunch of white t-shirts. I even created the logo. But guess what??!? I have not tye-dyed one shirt. Oh I could literally name every single goal that I had on my 2021 vision board. Let's not mention the notary stamp that's been collecting dust in the bottom of my sock drawer. Smh. I'm ashamed.
So what am I saying? I'm saying that writing the vision looks awesome on paper but the vision will remain on the paper unless you're willing to do the work. See we can speak something, pray for something, or make New Year's Resolutions with tons of faith attached but if we don't do the work, nothing will happen. Goals won't be accomplished. Dreams won't be realized. Visions won't become reality.
Prime example, I've always liked doing two things, writing and talking..so I knew that this blog would be perfect for me. I mentioned it to my husband a few times but it didn't happen until I created a website one random night. Kymbrosiaaa is the nickname that a friend of mine gave me. So I just ran with it. I had to move on what I wanted for myself. We know that God can do all things but he also reminds us that faith without works is dead.
A resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. It's easy to decide on something but following thru can be difficult. I mean I decided to get my notary certificate and stamp but why didn't I promote myself as a notary??!?! I bought the t-shirts to tye-dye so why didn't I tye-dye them?!? I don't even have the answers to those questions and I'm definitely not going to make any excuses. I just didn't. And quite frankly I'm ashamed that I'm such a failure.
So for 2022, I am not going to create a vision board because they don't work for me. I've learned that I'm basically "If NIKE was a person." I'm the "Just Do It" type. Just like with this blog as aforementioned, I never wrote this vision. I just did it.
So here's the challenge. I know that vision boards and New Year's Resolutions work for some of you. I can see you listing your goals and accomplishing them one at a time. Scratching each one off as you go. My challenge to those of you is to never limit yourselves to what is written on ur vision boards. Remember that you're unlimited. To those of you that are like NIKE just like I am, I challenge you to just do it. If u want to start a business, just do it. If you want to be a Real Estate Agent, just do it. Whatever it is, remember that you're already qualified and that all you need to do is physically step out on faith. We can do and be anything that we want as long as we do the work. 2022 will the Year of NIKE. I promise you that. I'm not even speaking anything. Imma just do it and I challenge you to do the same.
Love always, Kym❤