Can You See Me Now?


Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.

Proverbs 19:21, ESV 

Wow, it’s almost a new year! Do you have it mapped out? I know you’re probably thinking, “Um, we still have a good amount of time left in this year.” I’d almost agree with you, but I know better. Why? Wisdom encourages us to be ready and prepared ahead of time.

Going to God’s Word

The Bible has a way of reminding us of this. Throughout the Holy Scriptures, we see examples of the blessedness of planning and the folly of procrastination. In Proverbs 6, we have the story of the ant. The ant readies itself for the future seasons in advance. It doesn’t wait until the last minute to get its sustenance.

Now, let’s look in the New Testament. In the parable about the ten virgins, Jesus Christ teaches the multitudes the purpose of spiritual readiness. Although this is regarding His return, we must understand that what we do in the natural effects our spiritual lives as well.

What Can We Learn from This?

There is an uproar in the natural as well as the spiritual world regarding the significance of next year. Many are calling it, “The Vision Year.” I encourage you to plan and prepare now for it. Finish your business and life plans—and submit them to the Lord. Work on your health and relationships now. Begin your studying for whatever burdens your heart now. Give the Lord an eternal yes and completely surrender your no, now.

When we wait until December to begin our goals toward destiny, we’ve already lost traction. I have a vision for my future—spiritually and naturally. I refuse to be caught unprepared because of crippling fear and deceptive procrastination. What about you?