TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2011 "Write the vision and make it plain." Hab 2:2 NKJV Paul was on a mission, so he travelled light, practiced personal discipline, avoided distractions and kept his eye on the ball. "One thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal" (Php 3:13-14 NKJV). Successful companies live by a mission statement every team member can understand; they keep it before them at all times. The Bible says, "Write the vision and make it plain...;that he may run who reads it." So write your vision down, read it regularly, remember it at all times and run with it. Your greatest enemy isn't the opposition, it's the distractions. Ever heard of a "white elephant?" When the king of Siam wanted to destroy an enemy he supposedly gave them a white elephant. In those days white elephants were considered sacred and nobody dared refuse a king's gift. The trouble was, white elephants couldn't be put to work but they had to be fed a lot! So the king's "gift" ended up causing his enemy's downfall. Hello! Guard against "white elephants" that drain your time, energy and resources. In order to protect your vision, live by these words: "Lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God... consider Him... lest you become weary and discouraged" (Heb 12:1-3 NKJV).
Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 @ 6:21 AM CDT