Vision Party with “Daddy’s Girls” 2019
Hello everyone. I have been officially given the name, “The Vision Blogger” by my church sister, Rhoshonda Adkison, after she invited me to host a Vision Party for her ministry called “Daddy’s Girls”, which targets teenage girls, and helps them with life’s daily matters through Christ. Before Lady Rhoshonda brought the idea to me, I desired to do another Vision Party, but I wasn’t actively planning one. So, I felt like her inviting me was God telling me, “Don’t lose site of the Vision”. Plans immediately went into motion and the Vision I had for the encounter was not following through the way I wanted it, but God knew what needed to take place. All we needed to do was say, “Yes” and follow through and through the Vision Party, I believe our ministries, “babies” flourished in that very moment. We have an AMAZING Pastor and church, who allowed us to use the church, we started to promote it, bought supplies, and ended up having an AWESOME time.
I started blogging a few years back and my purpose was to, basically allow people into my world and display my growth in the process because I literally had to grow up big time in the past few years. Yes, I was a mother. Yes, I was already an adult, but I would not say that I had fully grown up and, even now, I’m still growing daily. Somewhere in between me becoming an adult, a mother, then, a single mother, I lost my vision of where I was going. I hosted my first Vision Party in November of 2018. Here, we all made vision boards. These vision boards would not just be cut out pictures from a magazine pasted onto a board. They’re not just words or great sayings glued to a platform. They are visual displays of things you want to see happen in your life, things you want to do, places you want to go, or things you want to make better. The scripture I use for the vision parties and, also, my life, is Habbakuk 2:2-3. I like the way the English Standard Version reads. “And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end-it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” So I questioned, how can you tell me it won’t delay but though it’s taking a while just wait for it patiently? I’m learning, daily, our time is not God’s time. We may say, “But God it’s taking so long.” And His word says for the vision is yet for an appointed time. Appointed means decided on beforehand. He knows the plan before we were formed. He knew what was going to be placed in your heart, what desires you would have. He answers more by saying it’s coming just wait on it. Wait on Him, He knows exactly when to produce what you’re asking for. I am learning to trust His timing. What if He gives it to me and I’m not ready? He knows. I just have to follow through with what He says.
So, every morning, I receive an alert when I’m leaving the house that tells me how long it’s going to take me to get to work. If the time given is not going to get me there on time, I check my map to find a faster route. This particular morning, my normal route was going to make me extremely late because of a crash on the highway. So there I was looking for another route to take. I found one that was going to make me late, but not as late as my normal route and typically, the way I drive, I can knock off a few minutes and be on time. But as I’m driving through the route given to me, which is unfamiliar areas, I receive a phone call. On my phone, I can follow the map as long as I am going the exact route given to me from the beginning. But I made a wrong turn and my phone failed to reroute me because I was using my data for a phone call I felt was important at that time. Instead of me getting off the call to find my way back onto the right route, I stayed on the phone. We do that a lot in life. We’re on a route but we get sidetracked by things that go on and become distracted. Instead of taking a step back and regrouping, we just continue to go in circles as I was doing on this route trying to get to work. So I get to a light and pull out my tablet to pull up that map to get back on the right route and realize I was going the right way twice but I decided it didn’t look like I was going the right direction so I just kept turning. Then, I hear, “All you had to do was stay the course”. God has given a plan. He’s given you a route. He gives alerts on this route. He shows you what’s coming up that may hinder or help you along the way. God is the way and all we have to do is stay the course. The route may not look the way you want it to, things may not be going how you want them to go. The route may take you through avenues that are unfamiliar, but if you’re following God, who is The Way, can He really steer you wrong?
Stay the course. Yes we make vision boards because they are things that we desire from God for our lives. A scripture I studied about desires was Psalm 37 verse 4 and it says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Now, before I learned how to actually study the Bible, I really thought this meant to be happy with the Lord or be happy in him and he will give you the desires of your heart but delight means to please someone greatly. So this scripture meant to me please God and do what he desires you to do and he will give you the desires of your heart and bring our Visions to pass.
Photos from Vision Party 2018