HAVE YOU HAD A VISION CHECK LATELY? IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS

HAVE YOU HAD A VISION CHECK LATELY? IT’S NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS

A few years ago, I ran from junior high school at bell dismissal to a car that was waiting down the street to pick me up. Standing beside the car was my Great-aunt Peaches. I loved seeing Aunt Peaches and she had been gone away for a while.  Aunt Peaches, then, hurries me into the car and drives me to Big John’s–the local chicken place–for my daily routine– 2 pieces of chicken, fries, roll and a drink.

Yes, usually my grandmother picked me up and I would eat there just about everyday for a nominal price of $2.99. Aunt Peaches and I left Big John’s and returned to my grandparents’ home, where I spent most of my after school time, because my mother’s daily commute to and from work was three hours.

As my grandmother and great aunt sat talking, I noticed something sticking out from the Bible that she held. I began to question her about the piece of paper and she went on to tell the story of how, before coming to visit this time, she had been incarcerated in California.

She told me of how she sat in jail, and had no idea of when and/or if she would be released. (FYI:  have no idea why she was incarcerated, nor did I ask.) While paying her debt to society, she began to attend services, and one of the ministers directed her to the Habakkuk 2:2 passage of scripture.

 

“Then the Lord answered me, ‘Write the vision.  Make it clear on tablets so that anyone can read it quickly.  The vision will still happen at the appointed time.  It hurries toward its goal.  It won’t be a lie.  If it’s delayed wait for it.  It will certainly, happen.  It won’t be late.’” Habakkuk 2:2-3 GW

 

She began to express how she had given up hope, and how she began, at this point, to trust on the Word of God.  So she wrote a date and placed it in her Bible on the passage of scripture.

She visited it daily, envisioning the date, rereading the scripture, and following all of the rules and regulations of the penal system. One day, a guard came and got her, unbeknownst to her, to tell her that she was being released.  

Immediately upon her release, she boarded a Greyhound bus to Louisiana. It was on that ride that she opened her Bible to read, and the date fell from the passage of scripture. I do not remember the date, but this story regurgitated in my Spirit on the other night.  

[Tweet theme=”basic-full”]Our visions are for us, individually. God entrusts them to us.[/Tweet]Our visions are for us, individually. God entrusts them to us. We don’t know how, when, where, nor, most times, why, but we are certain that our God given vision will come to past.  Does it line up with the Word and the Will of God?  Have you lost hope?  Do you believe that it will come to pass?

 If your answers are NO… I beg you to check your vision.  If yes, then you have 20/20 eyesight.

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