There are moments in time where everything and anything sits before you. You can see the path clearly. You can almost taste the results! The question always comes down to being decisive and taking the necessary steps to achieve the goal. I know there are those who confuse the results with the journey; focusing totally on the ends to justify the means. The vision I refer to is not really like that; in mine you can see each step and know that if you follow the stones that wonderful and awesome things will be the outcome.
I can glimpse several windows at the moment. I can see things; good and bad! Part of me remembers the proverb; “sloth makes you poor; diligence brings wealth.” (Proverbs 10.4), and another part of me wants to forget. It would be far easier to slide through this or charge to the end. It is the challenge of taking each and every step that worries me! Can, will, or do I want to walk this path? Am I ready to face the obstacles (opportunities), difficulties (opportunities), or pain (opportunities)? What do I think is going to happen at the end of this?
A close friend warned me that these windows were coming. He told of new horizons, exciting challenges, and unlimited opportunities. Now that they are visible, I find myself in my best dream and worst nightmare at same time! I know the key to the locked window and every opportunity; perhaps that is what scares me the most.
God gives each of us windows. He invites us to look and examine His approach. In the end though, each of us will face a decision about what we will do. Work hard with God or do it on our own terms?
I am amazed when I look out the window. I see landscapes and vistas unfolding with God, incredible experiences waiting for you and me. The nice part of the future is that tomorrow it will be today. Today I will take steps forward with God and experience life’s best opportunity.