Monday, August 8, 2011

Vision

So this is my first post being back from Haiti, it’s about month later. I apologize for not giving a summary of my trip. I have had a hard time answering that question myself. How do I sum up a whole month in Haiti? You can’t. This past month has been filled with busyness, which has slowed down my processing time of my trip. I pray that I never stop thinking about the lessons God taught me in Haiti.
Currently I am at the beach. One of my favorite things do here is to read. However, it’s hard for me to make time during the rest of the year to read. Due to this, I am still reading through a same book that I started months ago. The book is called the Next Generation Leader by my favorite speaker Andy Stanley. It is an awesome book!
One of the biggest lessons I learned in Haiti was about being flexible. Every day there in Haiti showed me that plans don’t always work out. It is how you handle the change in plans that matters. Also, it remembering that Lords purpose prevails (Proverbs 19:21). However, I was having a hard time trying to balance being flexible and having plans in my mind. Today Andy made everything clearer…
“As a next generation leader you will be forced to abandon your plans from time to time. Clarify your vision and embrace the uncertainty of your plans. Pencil in your plans. Write your vision in ink.”
Vision was the piece I was missing. Whatever I am doing I need to have a vision, ultimately God’s vision in mind. Being flexible is being ok when plans change and going with it. But it doesn’t mean when plans change that the vision changes. His vision remains the same and always will. Sometimes it just means adjusting the way to achieve the same end goal.
Pencil in your plans. Write HIS vision in ink.