Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.
One of the most critical contributors to the success of a personal vision is one’s habits. Psychologists say up to 90% of human behaviour is habitual. That means much of what we do depends on the practices we have become accustomed to over the years. Some of our habits are helpful while others are not. In order for our visions to become reality, we need to cultivate habits that support our visions and quit those that hinder them.
Our Scripture today illustrates the secret to Daniel’s success. He maintained the habit or practice of seeking the Lord not only daily but thrice daily in spite of everything. No human laws affected his discipline. No circumstance disrupted his spiritual habits. He was faithful, diligent and consistent.
So should we. Today I ask you by the grace of God to identify those habits that support your God-given vision. Also identify practices that hinder your vision. Don’t leave it to chance. Hold on to what is good. Make necessary adjustments. Here’s to your visional success!