What's Your 2026 Vision?

Jan 03, 2022

Habakkuk 2:2-3 MSG - And then God answered: “Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.

Happy New Year! Can we dream about the next 5 years of your life?

Would you like to see some major changes in your life? Possibly EVERYTHING in your life? Let me share two secrets that have helped me reach my dreams and goals since I was in my twenties. Everything I have or have accomplished, with God establishing my steps, have come this way. It requires true vision, diligence plus faith. It's about stretching your perception of what's really possible with God in your life, way beyond your present circumstances, or your past limited experiences.

There are two steps.

  1. Develop your dreams and goals for five years, instead of only one year.
  2. Get radical about controlling your thoughts, words and focus.

Step One: Five Year Dreams and Goals

Why five years? Because five years is enough time to make ANY kind of significant change in your life. But here are the rules. Decide what you want, but don't try to figure out how you'll do it. Not yet. This comes later on your journey with God, He promises to show you everything you'll need to learn.

When people set one year goals, their perception of what's possible is limited. Why? Because twelve months isn't a whole lot of time to make major life changes. But five years is an eternity.

Start Here: Write down the parts of your life you want changed, and then what your desired success looks like in each area. Then prioritize your list in order of importance to you. Tip: Make God #1. Then begin to envision what success looks like in each area of your life. Here's another tip, if you can't envision it, you'll never have it. Make sure you write it all down. Then find the biblical promises you'll stand on for each area.

(example list, but NOT prioritized)

  • Faith
  • Purpose
  • Family
  • Personal income
  • Generosity (time and money)
  • Investment Portfolio
  • Debt
  • Career or Business
  • Ministry Assignment
  • Health
  • Relationships
  • Things Important to You (homes, cars, etc...)

Then This: Count the cost of having what you want in terms of time, energy, focus, sacrifice, suffering, and money. Create a grand total for the items that require money.

And This: Now start planning in reverse. Start with year five, then four, three two and one. What you will be doing is breaking down your five year plan into five parts. Start at the goal, then work backwards towards the present time. You will be creating a list of "things that must be accomplished, your "to-do" list for each year.

Let me show you an example I see everyday with people discovering their purpose and building businesses at CanaGlobal CoLabs. The majority of our participants are forty plus. We see many who are planning to start or grow their business. Most are no where near having their retirement fully funded.

Typical Goals

+ Retirement - 1MM

+ Home - 500k

+ Cars - 80k

+ Annual Income Requirement - 175k

+ Debt Retirement - 60k

In this very common example, this person would need to clear 2.5MM over the next five years. Totally doable if they start or grow a business. Most forty plus individuals realize they probably couldn't accomplish these goals in an ordinary job. But they can totally have what they want if they are willing to create a plan for the next five years.

The average person couldn't do this in only one year. Dreaming, visualizing and planning out five years will give you the needed plan and hope to really live the life you want. Life by design, led by God. This is how you can have the desires of your heart.

Psalm 20:4 NIV - May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

Psalm 21:2 NIV - You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.

Step Two: Thoughts, Words and Focus

Once you set your vision around your dreams and goals, get radical with controlling your thought life, the words you allow out of your mouth, and your focus. Don't allow ANY thoughts to remain in your mind that are contrary to your dreams, goals and the biblical promises you are standing on. This means you will have to resist doubt, fear and worry. The same with your words and your focus.

Your focus frames your future.

2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV - We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Philippians 4:6-7 NIV - Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

If you get radical with this second step, your circumstances will begin to fall in line with your faith and accompanying actions. This will take much work and practice, but after about 90 days, this will be your default response.

I believe having success and the desires of your heart is a choice. Will it be hard? Yes. Will you run into obstacles? Yes. Will God see you through? Yes.

If you'll commit to this journey, let me know, I'll be there to help you accomplish your goals. And, we will be using our online community for our dream chasers to share and support each other.

Let me know if you are in. 2026 starts now!

Ready. Set. Go.
- Gerald


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