By Darrel Auvenshine

“…the Lord had put in my heart to do…” – Nehemiah 2:12 

Remain true to the vision God has placed in your heart. Is there a certain path God seems to have placed you on; a direction, passion or ministry you feel especially called to? One place we see vision being imparted from God to man is in Nehemiah 2:12. Nehemiah uses the words, “The Lord had put in my heart to do…”.

Vision can be the deposit of dreams or vision for life purpose, direction or a specific task at hand. Certainly God did give Nehemiah the vision of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. The report of the condition of Jerusalem came to Nehemiah and with the report came a vision from God. The vision was founded on the point of God’s word, “If you return to me and obey my commands and live by them, then even if you are exiled to the ends of the earth, I will bring you back to the place I have chosen for my name to be honored.”

Nehemiah’s vision was much more than the rebuilding of walls architecturally; the vision was in regard to the return of God’s people to the place where His name is honored.

If possible, complete this statement from your own experience:  “The Lord had put it in my heart to __________.”

What is the foundation or beginning point for the vision? What promise of God are you leaning on in regard to the vision?