ONE DAY, I WILL…
Over dinner last night, Eddie was sharing a story with me, it related to the power of dream and vision. We talked about the reward of dreams and vision and I thought to share the story with you.
While working as an IT consultant on an assignment in Sweden, at the end of one of his working week in 2001, he saw a car at the airport. The car on display was a Volvo C90 hardtop convertible and he said he walked around the car. He mentioned that he thought ‘one day, I will buy this car for bola’. After inspecting the car for a while, he continued on his journey home.
Eddie never mentioned this incident when he got home and life went on as usual. As at that time, I was driving a BMW and absolutely loved my car. As it is the case with many ladies, I am not particularly into cars and wasn’t keen on changing my car, as I did not see any need for a new one. A couple of years later, we came in contact with a gentleman that could do with a car and started toying with the idea of giving out my BMW. The more we thought about it, the more I felt convinced that it was something we should do and I started thinking… What other car would I like enough?
About 2 years ago, I was driving down the motorway to our home from a church meeting when I saw another gentleman driving his car on the lane next to mine. He was middle aged and had his car roof down. He was driving a C90 hard top convertible and his car looked beautiful. For the first time, I genuinely noticed a car and felt, ‘I like that and would love to have it’. I got home and told Eddie I found a car I finally liked. I also called a spiritual son of ours to research into car. He did and within a few weeks we got me a Volvo C 90 hard top convertible. I never even thought about the car before the day I saw it on the motorway.
When Eddie saw the car at the dealers, when we went to pick it up; he said – ‘Bola, I’ve seen you in this car. When I first saw it in Sweden, I told myself:- ‘one day, I will buy this car for Bola’. A few years later, without conferring, what he wished and planned became a reality.
As we discussed the power of vision, I remembered the story of a gentleman called Jacob who wanted a unique gift from God to grow his enterprise. It looked unlikely as he wanted plain animals to give birth to speckled animals. He drew what he wanted to see on the bark of a tree and as the animals saw the picture and mated; they gave birth to speckled ones!! Awesome!!! A miracle indeed and also shows the power of vision.
God told Abraham to go outside his tent and take a look at the sky before He gave him the promise of full inheritance.
The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, ‘Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.’ Genesis 13:14-15
God wanted to bless Abraham, but He needed Abraham to have a different picture and vision of what He could get and become. God knew it would be difficult for a man that had never had a single child to believe He would have numerous children, so He needed to get Abraham to go see… The vision enabled Abraham to see his situation differently. He needed to see beyond the limitation of the moment, beyond his tent into the future picture God had in store for him.
What do you see of yourself; because if you see it in your vision/minds eyes, it’s a matter of time, you will work towards it and achieve it. And interestingly, if it’s a God given image/vision, God will ensure He orchestrates things in such a way that He will bring the vision to pass in His time. Because… In His time, He makes all things beautiful!
God is on your side!