by Rev Bassey Ekong
A Blueprint of Your Vision
“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;” (2 Peter 1:5 KJV). A vision or an intent for an achievable end product requires diligence, faith and steadfastness. Look at it this way, when a contractor is building a structure, he uses a blueprint. The blueprint is his plan for his vision, which is the finished product, like in constructing a building. The contractor always keeps a copy of his blueprint on site with him because he needs to keep checking it to see if the building is being constructed correctly.
A blueprint is, in other words, a detailed plan, in this case, for your vision or an achievable intent. If you fail to have a plan for your intent of your life, you will have nothing to refer to when you want to make sure you’re on track. How do you begin to develop a blueprint for your vision? Again, you must first secure for yourself the answer to the question, “Who am I?” Until you do that, it will be difficult to write a plan for your life because such a plan is directly tied to who you are. Your life is founded in Christ Jesus, the one who laid the foundation of your life. In Him self-definition is easy and sure. (See 1 Cor. 3:11KJV).
You will never become really successful in your life if you don’t have a clear idea of your own identity in God through Jesus Christ. Many of us have become what other people want us to be. We have not yet discovered our unique, irreplaceable identity. Yet it is knowing your true identity that gives you the courage to write your plan on paper. I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” Says the Lord in Jeremiah 17:10 (KJV),
Next, you must answer the question, “Where am I going?” Once you learn God’s purpose, you can start planning effectively because you will be able to plan with a focus. The Scriptures says: “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” (Prov. 16:3 KJV). Note: You will never become really successful in your life if you don’t have a clear idea of your own identity in God. That comes with a new birth in Christ and a total surrender to the Lord’s leadership.
Prayer: Father, please continue to reveal to me my unique, irreplaceable identity so I have a clear idea for who You have made me and can write my life plan with courage and confidence. Thank you, Lord, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Today’s reading: Ecclesiastes 7-9; 2 Corinthians 13
Bassey Ekong, Dip Ed, BSc. Ed, B. Ed, M. Ed is an educator/teacher of science on the high school panel of the local board of education in the Ottawa-Carleton region. He’s a psychology of learning specialist. A scholar; always learning, a writer, teacher and trainer, adviser board of directors and pastor of the Light of the Nations ministry international a non-denominational ministry with its headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.