Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.” – Habakkuk 2:2
Maintaining spiritual form is a lifelong exercise for the believer in Christ Jesus. This is so because we are people on a mission who cannot afford to get distracted. (2 Corinthians 5:18)
Paul admonished Timothy, his protegee and us by extention thus: “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.” – II Timothy 2:3-4
Today we will examine the power of sight in maintaining spiritual form.
Sight, in this context, means “seeing” or “to see”. Anything you see repeatedly, you will end up becoming. To maintain spiritual form, keep within your sight what you want to be.
In this light, Peter was able to walk on water as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus. (Matthew 14:29)
Let’s see another text on sight. In Proverbs 4:20 -21 says “My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. DO NOT LET THEM DEPART FROM YOUR EYES; Keep them in the midst of your heart;”
Here the speaker implores us to keep within our sights wise sayings.
Practical things to do include carving out time to study scriptures, copying out scriptures into jotters, highlighting them in one’s bible, pasting them on a notice board, getting apps that display scriptures on one’s desktop or phone screen, to mention a few.
In our anchor text, we see the Lord instructing Habbakuk to write down a particular vision so that whoever reads it might run with it. It seems that putting before one’s sight a mandate helps to serve as a reminder.
A person who will maintain spiritual form must always keep within sight what the word of God instructs on the subject matter.
This way he is energised to do what is required of him.