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January 31, 2012

A Vision That Won’t Die

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Written by: Tha Wisdom Kidd
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The New Year has started and many of us have created resolutions – some we may have already broken or simply created just to say we have a resolution when those conversations drum up around the workplace or family dinners. Resolutions are created in an attempt to resolve an issue or concern that has been identified in the previous year. The problem, however, lays here: those concerns are lessons that provide you with the wisdom and insight to strategically move forward, while making improvements to the bigger picture. Resolutions are not made to shape one’s mandate for the year, but help plan while using the lessons experienced from the previous year to assist in fulfilling your vision and purpose. Resolutions are the microcosm of the macrocosm which is vision.

This is a simple declaration I’ve created:

“2012, will be the year that I embrace the creative visionary within me. I will challenge the negative cycles of life that continuously held me hostage – breaking chains, various forms of oppression and depression, shackles, and barriers! Based on the merits of crossing over into 2012 by the environmental perimeters in which construct the configuration of a year, I have received the necessary skills and tools needed to strategically overcome my strongholds. This year I live with purpose and walk with vision. This is the year in which things don’t accidently happen by chance, but by intention, because I’ve chosen to live with purpose, integrity, dignity, respect, honesty and transparency, and with vision in hand. I will not accidently be blessed – I will intentionally activate my blessings!”

This is the year that you must dive into the deep and cultivate your vision. I’m going to be frank; living day-to-day waiting for people to give you a “hand-out” isn’t going to fly this year.

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:1).

Notice the two different components of this scripture:

  1. God created you; you are not an accident.
  2. God has a plan for you, and mandated your life with purpose and vision.

But, that’s a bible study lesson. I just want to provide the thrust that’s needed for you to cultivate your individual God-given vision and purpose…let’s think about this, many of us get entangled in another man’s vision and lose sight of our own. See, the bible says in Proverbs 29:18, “where there is no vision, the people perish…”. Ephesians 2:1 states we are created with a vision and purpose, and Proverbs 29:18 states that without vision the people perish, so that says that many people lose sight of vision, abandon their vision and purpose, or never discover it. But, if you are reading article you have been given another opportunity to locate and define your vision and purpose based on the premise we are created with this thing.

What is your vision? You were created with a purpose; what does that look like? It’s not until you are able to answer these questions that you discover the “real” you, because you will use people and things to define you and your purpose instead of cultivating and locating “the best and real you” (check out the article: “The BEST Me”). Understand this: vision drives you into the blue-print of purpose; purpose connects you to prosperity, and purpose & prosperity brings you into the courts of wealth, resource, influence, and wisdom. Where do you stand? It all starts with a vision!

Missed my last post: Your Faith MUST Stand Trial

About the Author

Tha Wisdom Kidd
Tha-WisdomKidd has dedicated his life to serving God and humanity, while equipping individuals with the skills, resources and strategies needed to reach and maximize their full potential. Many would define him as “having a heart for the people”, so it is by no surprise that he works and pursues a career in the social service sector in the capacity of community and personal development. He views obstacles and trials as an opportunity to showcase the greater creative power within one’s self, where they can boldly declare that they too shall, will and can overcome anything that attempts to hold them hostage, aboard their assignment or cripple them in any area of their life. He firmly stands on the premise and continues to remind people that they are always one decision away from living an authentic life of their dreams.




  1. sandra

    very uplifting, captivating article, keep up the good work

  2. sharon mitchell

    very much to think about,its truly an amazing piece with a message.

  3. sharon mitchell

    A wonderful message

  4. Admaire

    Keep up the good work!!!! May God continue 2 bless you my brother

  5. Charmaine

    Your messages are very uplifting., I love reading your articles, they make me think and reflect on my life. Keep up the great work.

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