Good afternoon from Westminster, MD!
As I have heard quite a few people say over the last week, this year is our one-time only chance to use the phrase “2020 Vision” when referring to our vision for the next 365 days. Given it is a one-time opportunity I am going to “jump on board” as well so here we go.
We all know that 20/20 vision refers to what most call “perfect vision” or “ideal vision”. In the end, it all comes down to clarity. Can I see clearly or not. The same can be said for 2020 Vision. Having a “vision” for the next year is all about getting clear on my “why” for 2020, or on what I hope to be true of true of me when I look back on this year.
My personal 2020 Vision is to be even more clear on my “why”, not just for this year but for my life in general. I believe God made me for a unique purpose (I believe the same is true of you, by the way) and I desire to have 20/20 clarity on that purpose and what it looks like to live it out. This is most certainly a life journey, but I do not believe I have to wait until the end of my life to begin living it. The more I understand and embrace my truest self, the more I will be a blessing to the world around me.
With that in mind, in the name of vulnerability, here is my “work in progress” Vision or why- To help people discover and achieve their truest identity. I do not believe I can give someone an identity or even identify it for them. However, I can be a part of creating environments and opportunities that move people closer to understanding that they were created on purpose and for a purpose, and discovering what that purpose might be.
This is what Hope Realized is all about. Hopelessness is a product of forgetting or not ever realizing that you were created for more than just existing. Real hope, both spiritual and practical, brings into clarity this reality. God created you on purpose and for a purpose. Sometimes people just need an opportunity realize this for themselves.
I hope you think about your 2020 Vision. What are you going to gain 20/20 clarity on this year?
– James Belt