“Pastor, I love the momentum with which your Church started and is moving. You are really doing a great work.” This was the comment I received from a senior minister in a city. While I appreciated his comment and encouragement, I already knew the importance of sustaining momentum and vision. This has been my mindset from onset.

Friend, you need momentum to sustain God’s vision for your life. It is normal for people to begin the year on a note of positives; visions, dreams, high expectations, and all that. But a lot of people do not know how to sustain the vision. It is not just what you saw in January that matters but what you keep seeing all through the year (Jeremiah 1:11-12).

If you started the year with God and in prayers, don’t stop praying and getting God if you hope to sustain the vision and the momentum (Galatians 3:3). You need to sustain the vision by keeping your walk with God alive (Romans 12:11). Don’t let prayers and retreats stop in December/early January. It must be a lifestyle.

Sustain the vision by keeping hope and faith alive (Hebrews 10:35-39). You either live by faith or die in fear. Sustain the vision by keeping positive atmospheres and relationships around you (Proverbs 13:20). Vision requires the right environment and relationship to be captured, nurtured, sustained, and birthed (Luke 1:36-45).

Talk the vision. You need to say what you see. Any vision that is too big for your mouth is too big for your life. Let what you see form your vocabulary all through the year (Proverbs 22:29). You would not only see that there is a lifting up; you would say it. Don’t mind what people are saying. Continue to say what God has shown you, and it will come to pass (Psalms 91:2, 107:2).

Don’t consider what situations, circumstances, or the devil are saying. Define your own realities by what you say (Mark 11:22-24). Say what you see in God, every time and everywhere; on the road, in the bathroom, on the dining, in the vehicle, boardroom, classroom, in and outside of the country, etc. Say it anywhere and everywhere! What you say is what you get!

‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria