This is the third and final portion to my blog posts on vision. I truly hope that it has encouraged you to know when the Lord gives you vision and promises for your life, he is faithful to fulfill them if you do not give up!
Some of the things I mentioned in the previous blog posts were how to receive vision from the Lord, and how it’s never too late to receive vision for your life. I also wrote about how to move and step with God into the vision. Now, for the final post I am going to write about what happens when the original vision God gives you changes.
What if you are pursuing the vision the Lord gives you when all the sudden the Lord says to you, “we are rerouting.” Um…what? Perhaps you thought you were going this way, but in fact God suddenly takes you in an entirely different direction. I have heard several prophesies recently about re-routing. Many people that were heading in one direction have recently felt God redirecting them into something new. In fact, this is exactly what God was doing to me personally in 2017.
Beginning of last year, the Lord began speaking to me about how he didn’t put me on earth to have an eating disorder. I guess I knew that, but I had believed because it was something he had delivered me from, and he also told me when I was eighteen years old that I was going to help women with eating disorders that this was his ONLY vision for my life. I had never thought there might be more that the Lord was calling me to do.
So, last year as my book is being published the Lord to say something along these lines, “you have been faithful with writing your book, and it is going to help others, but this isn’t why I created you. This isn’t my only assignment for you, and I want you to find out this year why I put you on earth, and what I created you to do.” I felt like this great wave of revelation just hit me square in the face, and it seemed so obvious?!? I suddenly realized that God had chosen me, and it wasn’t only to help women who have struggled with eating disorders, but he had more for me. The more is what he desired me to discover. The reason he had placed me on this earth, the destiny that he had spoken over my life before I was born. The Lord wanted me to find out that part of his vision for my life.
I leaped into this journey of seeking God, and asking him what it was he wanted me to do, and why I was here. One day I was sitting outside spending time with the Lord when he began speaking to me, and telling me what he had called me to do before I was put in my mother’s womb. He began pouring into me his original plan, and design for my life from the beginning of time. Let’s just say it was much LARGER than anything I had ever thought I would be doing. This went on for months, he would tell me over, and over again what he was calling me to do. I will say even though this new vision scared me a bit, it was way beyond me, and it could only happen because of God. So of course, I said yes to the Lord for the new vision and calling. I also from that day on began speaking, decreeing, and declaring over this promise for my life, but the one thing I was desperately desiring from the Lord was confirmation.
Months and months went by, in fact seven months went by without any confirmation at all. I kept waiting, and waiting believing that in some way God would either confirm or un-confirm what I had felt he had told me. Seven months later I was invited to attend a small group where I didn’t really know anyone. I was nervous to go, it was scary for me to show up at someone’s house whom I didn’t know, but I said something along the lines to the Lord, “ok God I’m not sure what is going to happen tonight, but I’m going to this group, so whatever you want Lord let your will be done.”
That night changed my life. A young prophetess began prophesying over me that night saying EVERYTHING that the Lord had been telling me months prior. She even kept saying you have been asking for confirmation, and affirmation and God wants you to know this is your confirmation, this is your affirmation. After group was over she me I thought the prophesy was a little repetitious, but it was exactly what I needed to hear! Come on! God is faithful!!!
After receiving confirmation, I asked the Lord “why now? Why didn’t you tell me at that vision retreat what I was eighteen when I was crying out to you what you wanted me to do?“ The Lord simply said, “at eighteen years old you wouldn’t have been able to handle knowing, but I’m telling you now for a reason.” Receiving healing, writing the book, and helping women were all part of God’s plan, they still are part of his plan. He will use it all, but once the first assignment to the vision was fulfilled he now added the second assignment which caused the vision to change from what I had original thought it was going to look like. The second assignment is entirely new, and different, but I believe the first assignment was also given to me to see how I would steward the assignment. You don’t just throw your new born baby onto a bike and say, “ok, pedal!” God sometimes starts us off with one thing, and then will sometimes move us into a new thing.
I want to encourage you today that if you were heading one direction in your vision, and you feel like God might be doing a new thing its ok! The journey doesn’t always make sense when were in the middle of it, but sometimes when we look back ten years later we see what God was doing all along.
I hope you enjoyed this series on vision. Don’t give up on your vision! Seek God, then step, and find out. Know that sometimes the assignment, and the vision will change. When God gives you a vision he is just waiting for your yes, and then he says Amen. Keep pressing on, asking, seeking, and knocking. He is faithful to the end!
“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.” 2 Corinthians 1:20-22
*Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 NIV
*“Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” Ezekiel 12:28 NIV
Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled. Joshua 21:45 NIV