“Then the LORD said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.” Habakkuk 2:2
Writing things down is important for so many reasons. My friend, Pr. David Crank, says it well… the shortest pencil is more important than the longest memory. In addition to writing down goals, I always encourage people to keep a prayer/thought journal. Wondering how God is moving in your life? Jot down what God is telling you… feelings you are having… answered prayers… etc. Don’t forget…this isn’t being graded or analyzed by anyone. Mad at God? Write it down. Frustrated… disappointed… upset? Pencil those feelings down as well.
I promise you this… God is working in your life. Keeping a journal helps you to identify exactly how that is happening. Looking back at past entries helps clarify progress, establish spiritual benchmarks, and see what areas of your life are moving forward (and which ones might be slipping a little).
Your life is following a path… imagine being able to pass a narrative of that journey down to the generations that follow you. It’s a legacy… your written legacy… that will teach, validate, guide, and encourage those that will read it in the future