Ezekiel 12:21-23 - The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: ‘The days go by and every vision comes to nothing’? Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to put an end to this proverb, and they will no longer quote it in Israel.’ Say to them, ‘The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled.’”
Visions. These are things we work toward in our lives. They give us direction and focus because we are driven to pursue them with all our strength and resources.
So each day we take one step forward toward that vision of our life. But what happens when life caves in on us and buries our visions; sometimes for good.
Now, we are unsure of what to do. We’re even unsure of where our lives are headed.
Do we find another dream or do we throw each rock that buried our vision and try again? Sometimes we don’t just give up on the vision we were working toward, but all visions. Maybe we just don’t believe in them anymore and we stop striving for anything in our life.
Sometimes trying again is all we need to achieve our vision. But what happens when no amount of digging unburies our dreams?
It’s time then to take some steps to finding and working toward the visions for your life. Huffingtonpost.com has an article titled, “A Vision for Your Future,” which discusses what makes a vision and how to create a bigger version of yourself.
Lastly, take a look at the Bible verses above. Israel had been in captivity and their visions of living in the Promised Land and they thought that all visions would come to nothing. Most of the people had been exiled but the few that were left found out there would be more visions. The Lord told them that now a day would come soon when every vision would be fulfilled. Our visions, too, can become unburied and come to pass.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.