Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
When we have dreams or goals that we want to accomplish, we must take the proper steps to make sure that it happens. If you start something with the mindset that you will complete you goals quickly or that it be easy to accomplish, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
Habakkuk 2:3 says, “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Waiting does not mean that we shouldn’t do anything until our vision manifest itself. If we do that, then our vision will never come. Waiting means that if we put in the work and the time, eventually our goals, our dreams, and our vision will surely come.
For example, if a teenager desires to be a professional basketball player one day, they will have to do a lot more than just shoot the ball at the rim. They must consistently work on their shot. They will have to shoot the ball numerous times within a day every day, until one day they see most of their shots go in the rim, and that they’re confident enough to make a shot, even in a high-pressure situation.
They will have to dribble the ball with both hands whenever they get the chance every day, until it becomes second nature to them. They will have to go to the gym and workout. They will also have to learn the game of basketball; how to set and avoid screens, how to move without the ball, how to effectively pass the ball, and how to follow the coach’s game plan.
I’m not claiming to be an expert at basketball; but there are young men and women that accomplish this goal by putting in this kind of work, even though the chances of them making it to the pros are astronomical. If that’s the case, then what is stopping us from accomplishing less complicated goals like starting a business, getting a degree, or running a marathon? I believe that if we ask God for strength, put on paper a well thought out plan, put in the work, and stay the course, eventually we’ll fulfill the vision we set out to accomplish.