Day 4 – Write It Down

My memory is not what it once was. I find myself writing everything down or adding things to my calendar to insure that it gets my attention. I’m not embarrassed by it either. Forgetfulness is just part of the package that we must contend with as a result of being afforded the gift of a long life.

Another part of that package deal? Being able to hear God’s voice. Routinely (and spontaneously) spending intimate time in his presence will guarantee a conversation if you’re willing to listen rather than doing all the talking. Alone time with God is necessary for walking closer with him. Every believer’s experience is different. I’ve heard some say that they actually hear his voice when he speaks. I wonder whether he sounds like James Earl Jones or Denzel Washington. I’ve only heard God’s voice on three occasions, and all three times, he firmly spoke my name — Michelle! There was a sense of urgency in his voice as if I were being saved from the clutches of the enemy.

For the past three years, however, he’s been speaking to me through my writing. He paints such beautiful pictures of what I want to say, and the words are always on time. Something he instructs me to do is write down the vision he gives me, and that’s what I want you to do today as well. Everything starts with a vision. Scripture reminds us that without one, we run wild. So, let’s start putting some structures around our goals to surrender that number one thing from yesterday’s lesson.

Here’s a sentence starter to get you going: One year from now, I will be walking closer to God because I have surrendered my ______________________. My life will be filled with _______________, and everyone will know that _________________________. My life has purpose, and God’s plan for me is uniquely mine. 

Once you complete this vision statement, cut and paste it into the comments. Then find a verse from scripture to serve as your anchor — your go to memory verse for the duration of this challenge. Tomorrow we will begin taking action. May blessings abound! ❤

Click here to continue to Day 5 – Take Action.

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  1. Tiffinay says:

    One year from now, I will be walking closer to God because I have surrendered my habit of always wanting control. My life will be filled with a divine opportunity to transform lives , and everyone will know that I have been released from the stronghold of grief and sadness . My life has purpose, and God’s plan for me is uniquely mine.

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    1. Father, thank you for giving Tiffinay the strength to surrender what is yours. Give her the peace that surpasses all understanding that comes from fully trusting you, Jehovah Shalom. I ask that you hold her close, dry her tear, and quell her fears as she lays her burdens at your feet and leaves them there. Amen

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  2. One year from now, I will be walking closer to God because I have surrendered my propensity to be lazy about my spiritual walk with God. My life will be filled with more peace, abundance, grace, opportunity to serve and teach. My life has a purpose, and God’s plan for me is uniquely mine.

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    1. Father, in the name of Jesus, I ask that you release my sister from disobedience. You have given her the gift to encourage others through her pen. Her words have sprouted wings and flown to distant lands. As she draws close to you, you’ll draw even closer. Release her from these chains that keep her tethered to the world instead of you. I know that you reward obedience, Father. One pours, one waters, but you are the only one who can make us grow. I’m asking for growth in your name. Amen.

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  3. Cecily says:

    One year from now, I will be walking closer to God because I have surrendered my anger to Him. My life will be filled with an inner peace and contentment, and everyone will know that I live a Spirit-filled life which renders me immortal until I have fulfilled His divine plans–which are to prosper me! My life has purpose, and God’s plan for me is uniquely mine.

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    1. Lord, thank you for creating Cecily exactly the way she is — a woman after your heart. Fill her heart with an abundance of love, grace, and mercy so that her words will always be savory and tender. Gently break her heart for the things that break yours, Lord and release her from the anger that tethers her to the world. I ask all these things in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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  4. BEAUTY4ASHES says:

    Here’s a sentence starter to get you going: One year from now, I will be walking closer to God because I have surrendered my _behavior__of__blending in after rejection_________________. My life will be filled with __assurance of whose I am __and who I am__in Christ _________, and everyone will know that _____I am set apart ___for a divine purpose_________________. My life has purpose, and God’s plan for me is uniquely mine. 1 Peter 4:4 Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you.2 Corinthians 7:1 Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. I couldn’t settle w one, so I have two scriptures.
    Amen

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    1. BEAUTY4ASHES says:

      My editing needs work….new at this copy and paste

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      1. No worries…no judgement here. 😀

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    2. It will be difficult to create action steps if you don’t have a goal. The rest of the challenge hinges on your desire to surrender. You may have multiple things, so pray about it so that you have one to focus on. Then use this roadmap to tackle the others. Fair? By the way, what’s your first name?

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      1. BEAUTY4ASHES says:

        Marjorie

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        1. 👍🏽Thanks, Sis! 💕

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  5. LaDonna says:

    One year from now, I will be walking closer to God because I have surrendered my spirit of procrastination and insecurities. My life will be filled with productivity, peace, balance, confidence and financial increase, and everyone will know that God brought my vision to pass. My life has purpose, and God’s plan for me is uniquely mine.

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    1. Absolutely, LaDonna!

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  6. One year from now, I will be walking closer to God because I have surrendered my worry to him. My life will be filled with joy and peace, and everyone will know that God is my rock and my salvation. My life has purpose, and God’s plan for me is uniquely mine.

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  7. Mona Doucet says:

    God because I have surrendered my pride. My life will be filled with joy, and everyone will know that my hope comes from The Lord. My life has purpose, and God’s plan for me is uniquely mine.

    “Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob: his hope is in the Lord God himself,”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭145:5‬ ‭CPDV‬‬
    http://bible.com/42/psa.145.5.cpdv

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  8. One year from now, I will be walking closer to God because I have surrendered my shame. My life will be filled with love, peace, confidence, and joy. Everyone will know that all glory goes to God because he will withhold no good thing from me. My life has purpose, and God’s plan for me is uniquely mine.

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  9. oneta hayes says:

    One year from now, I will be walking closer to God because I have surrendered my schedule to him. My prayer life will have been revitalized with a resultant broken heart that comes from seeing so many sheep who are lost, hungry, and afraid. My life will have attained more boldness and risk taking in speaking the words and doing the acts of God in my daily activities as I look for ways to spread healing balm to the hurting. Matthew 9:3 “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them…”

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  10. I will be walking closer to God because I have surrendered my worry and timid ways to boldly and courageously share my story without consideration of the judgment of others. My life will be filled with confidence, peace, boldness, joy, love, and opportunities to share. Everyone will know that God’s promises are true and that He is with us in our darkest hour to bring peace where we least expect it. My life has purpose, and God’s plan for me is uniquely mine.

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    1. Amen, Katherine! Glory to God!

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  11. Muriel Ward says:

    Thank you!

    – Muriel D. Ward, PMP

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  12. Donna says:

    One year from now, I will be walking closer to God because I have surrendered my life and while heartily trust God to restore my marriage with my husband, whether it is the husband that I am separated from (because he cheated) or my future husband from God.
    My life will be filled with godly love and the love my husband is supposed to show me, and everyone will know that God kept me. My life has purpose, and God’s plan for me is uniquely mine.

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    1. Amen, Sis! I’ll be praying that God heals every area of your life that the devil destroyed. Something beautiful will come from those ashes for nothing is wasted with our Lord. He even uses infidelity to move us to our destiny. Transformation hurts.

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