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 (NKJV)
While things are written to be preserved, keep records, and for later reference, the primary reason is to be read.
A vision must be written and made plain for one major reason – so that it may be read.
A vision is information, it’s knowledge and so it must be read, and understood or interpreted before it can be applied to work and thus be profitable.
Life itself is a vision. Our very origin, birth, and existence started in God as a vision. He wrote down that vision. God saw and so said.
Genesis 1:26 (NKJV) Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
A vision is a plan or purpose in the unseen realm. It therefore has to be written down so it can be seen.
God had a vision of a big earth filling love family which is all of us as His beloved sons and daughters. We were His plan and purpose in the unseen realm of the spirit. God wrote down His vision by saying it. He said “let’s make man in our own image and likeness”.
You write down your vision by saying it.
Your tongue is the pen you use to write every vision of your life.
Psalms 45:1 (AMPC) My heart overflows with a goodly theme; I address my psalm to a King. My tongue is like the pen of a ready writer.
Visions or plans or purposes are hidden unseen in the heart.
Proverbs 20:5 (NIV) The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.
It’s the tongue which by speaking writes or paints the vision or plan or purpose into visibility so it can be clear and plain to everyone.
In other words the tongue speaks to release into reality what’s laid up in the heart
Psalms 45:1. My heart overflows with a goodly theme.
This refers to the vision in the heart.
My tongue is like the pen of a ready writer.
As long as the goodly theme or vision remains hidden in the heart it’s of no practical use.
It has to be drawn out, it has to be written so it can be read. It is drawn out, written with the tongue as a pen of a ready writer. Use your tongue to write your vision.
Say what you see in your heart that you want to see on the outside.
As the pen of a ready writer, let your tongue write down the vision of the life, path, and destiny in your heart.
Use your tongue to write down the vision of peace, health, abundance, and success so that it can clearly and plainly be seen and read not only by you but others as well.
This is the reason why we should be very careful what we are saying with our tongue because we are writing a vision that will clearly and plainly be seen by everyone.