I recently locked myself out of my apartment and was outside looking crazy. My hair was not combed, and let’s just say that my pajamas were ’pajama-challenged.’ I did not want anyone to see me; to say that I was embarrassed is an understatement. I initially locked myself out of the back door. I had gone out of the door looking for something and it closed on me. My front door was open, the screen door was just locked. So here I was going back and forth from the front door to the back door trying to figure out what I could do to get in, and I had tried everything.
I wondered why this happened, then I prayed…at one point I cried then I became frustrated. I did not know what to do, but then I did something that I rarely ever do. I imagined myself inside my apartment sitting on my couch relaxed, and glad that everything was over.
The Word says in Habakkuk 2:2, write the Vision and make it plain. Here I was focused on the people who were passing by, why this had happened, what I had on, and how I was going to get back in my apartment. But when I got a vision of where I wanted to be (and I am sure where God wanted me to be) things changed. Sometime after the vision, I pictured myself inside on the couch. I got to the point where I was tired of being able to see inside of my apartment and not actually be in my apartment. Remember that the Word says in James 2:20, faith without works is dead. So I pulled on my screen door with all of my might and it opened! When we stop worrying about who, where and why, and focus on the vision that God has given us (faith) and then do (works), we will no longer be on the outside looking in. Praise God!