Scopes & Lenses

On the way home from my uncle’s 60th birthday, we passed by a huge plot of land with unfinished buildings. They were there as long as I can remember and I’ve always thought they really grunge-d up our neighbourhood. Not in a good way.

“The contractors had some issues with the developers and as a result they abandoned the project,” my brother explained when I asked him about it.

Isn’t that really dense? I thought to myself. Why start such a big project if you weren’t going to see it through all the way to the end. Now everyone who passes by has to put up with this eye sore. Also, what a waste of money.

One of the dumbest things you can do is to build something without counting the cost. But honestly, you can’t do that if you don’t have a clear, decisive vision of the end game.

Without vision, chaos ensues. And everyone who has to look at the abandoned work is worse off for it.

While I was totally judging the contractors of that project, it got me thinking about what I’ve been building in my life so far.

I definitely was short-sighted in many decision that led to chaotic outcomes in the past. In retrospect though, I’m glad I didn’t abandon building my career, my family and my community during the times I felt my little world was crumbling. In 2018, I still feel like throwing in the towel when I’m scared but at least the lens in which I chose to see hope has evolved.

There’s a lot I can’t foresee but deciding to architect the future (thanks Ivanka Trump) so that every struggle to get there, as real as it may be, has function and purpose has strengthened the ‘WHY’ behind my ‘WHAT’.

Rerouting for 2019, I’m ready to align and move fortowards (I couldn’t decide between using ‘forward’ or ‘toward’) a new adventure.

“Write my answer plainly on tablets,
    so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.
This vision is for a future time.
    It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
    for it will surely take place.
    It will not be delayed.

Habakkuk 2:2-3

Side note: 2019 journal is here! WRITE DOWN THE VISION!

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Thinking of: Since Jesus Christ came in, and washed away my sin, I’m Foresight, Insight, Oversight, Hindsight, happy all the time.

 

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