I am currently reading "Sun Stand Still" by Steven Furtick and it is amazing how the Lord tends to speak to me through other people. One statement the author makes in Chapter 3 just jumped out at me and really resonates with what Go Ahead, Launch, LLC is all about.
Seize God's Vision. Activate Your Faith. Make Your Move.
I love this.
What the first part of the phrase is saying is to take hold of what God is calling you to do! However, so many times we take the vision God has given us and then declare that it is OUR vision. Now we do need to take ownership of the vision and do the work to make it become a reality, but first we need to acknowledge the source of the vision. It is really easy to get prideful and think we have it all figured out ourselves. "Unless the Lord builds the house, the laborers labor in vain." Psalm 127:1 If the Lord is not an integral part of what you are doing, the odds of success are greatly reduced. Matthew 6:33 was one of the first scripture passages that really changed my life: "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."
Once you take hold of the vision God is calling you to, beleive it to be true! Activate your faith that you can do the impossible. Someone once said that if your dream is something you know you can acocmplish, then your dream isn't big enough. You will run into so many obstacles trying to bring the vision into reality - from your friends, your family, the world. Guaranteed. Having the mountain moving faith required to fill a God-given vision is a requirement you can't live without. "For I know the plans I have for you ..." Jeremiah 29:11. God already knows what you will accomplish for His kingdom if you just trust Him for the results. But we must activate that faith in Him to provide all we need to do the work.
Then we need to step out in obedience and do it! Make your move. It's ok if you don't have it all figured out. It doesn't have to be perfect. So many of us, me included, will wait until we get it just right .... all the while we are simply procrastinating in stepping out in faith to do what we are called to do. Don't let this step be a hindrance to wonderous riches and glory the Lord has planned for the world through what He will do through you. As the Nike slogan so simply puts it, "Just Do It!"
So, what vision has God revealed to you that He wants you to bring into reality in 2013? We would love to help you bring clarity around the vision. Send me an email and let's chat about it. I would love to hear what the Lord has planned in your life.