Great Vision…Greater Challenge

I don’t think I’ve ever shared the story of how I came up with the name for my business. Because of my reverence and adoration for Oprah Winfrey I initially was going to make it a combination of my first and last name. Oprah named her company Harpo because that’s Oprah spelled backwards;  Barbara Walters named her company BarWal Productions. So I was going to be “Latpat”.

Well, that never really resonated in my spirit and I felt like it didn’t really glorify God. Ultimately, I decided on Greater Vision because of a sermon from Joel Osteen. In it he remarked, “the greater the vision, the greater the challenge.” As I was taking notes during his sermon, those words  jumped off the page. You see, I already knew “vision” was part of the title. I just wasn’t sure what else was to be included.  God had already given me the foundational scripture for my business. Habakkuk 2:2-3  “write the vision and make it plain on tablets that he may run who reads it. For the vision is 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 and it will not tarry.”

I have to tell you, the birthing of my business has always been a challenge.  In fact, it was one year ago today that I launched a new phase of it. Even still, it is a work in progress and I’m evolving every day – much of which you will see in the coming months. My refuge has been in knowing this vision came from God, and if God gives you a vision it WILL come to pass. But in the same regard if God has given you a GREAT vision you have to know that it’s not going to come easy. There will be trials and tribulations. The greatest vision God had for us was salvation and Jesus paid the ultimate cost for us to have it. There is nothing we can experience that compares to that, so how dare we give up in the midst of the trials we go through to see our dreams and visions come to pass.

So as you’re pushing forward in the next few months, and the novelty of the New Year wears off, just remember the cost. It’s not easy to attain great success, but you CAN do it because Jesus paid it ALL!!

Go Forth and Prosper!

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