Rebirthing a Vision
- By Benita Joy
- Published 05/26/2006
Benita Joy is a Malayalee Christian and serves as the Chief Editor for South Asian Connection. She is a woman of faith, gifted in the area of leadership and administration, and has a heart for world missions. Her desire is to live a life that is pure and to serve God's purposes in her generation. Benita is pursuing a double major in English and Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She loves big cities, chai, the internet, roller coasters, international cuisines, music, and hanging out with friends. She is the youngest member of Team SAC, plays guitar with a baby pink pick (Yikes!), and she's not much taller than your average dwarf (don't tell her that).
When God gives you a dream, you can be sure that He'll bring it to pass no matter how impossible it may seem.
You see, when I was younger, God gave me a dream, a vision. As I got older and started thinking about college and career, circumstances were such that, out of frustration and discouragement, I buried the vision, locked it away and threw out the key. The vision seemed too large and seemingly impossible. Since that time, I have been living with no real long term goals.
However, with some heaven-inspired prompting from a man of God whom I respect greatly and, in my position, am accountable to, I've been praying for the last couple weeks about a vision. And without going into details, I had a couple hours of intimate "me and God" time the other night, where God resurrected that childhood dream in me.
And so, rather than try to stifle, I will embrace. And though I donít know how or when everything will come together. I trust that God, in His indescribable greatness, is writing the story of my life. And when He is finished, it will be beautiful and pleasing to Him. And in the end, thatís really all that matters.
And so, dear Lord, I pray for Your perfect will for my life and for grace to press on even in the face of adversity and to accomplish all that You have set for me to do.
Then the LORD answered me and said:
Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.
The vision itself I'm not going to share. If you know me, you'll know what it is.