“Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘The [a]Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth and He has appointed me to build Him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.” (Ezra 1:2, TAB)
Anytime you release yourself to build something good, there will definitely be various challenges. Other things will be contesting for the resources whether human or material that you want to utilize but you have to do everything no matter the challenge staring you in the face to refresh by redirect your mind.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” (Philippians 4:8, NKJV)
It is through the avenue of meditation that you profit or progress and others will be able to see it. “Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.” (1 Timothy 4:15, NKJV)
This is also where you need to employ the advice of God to, “Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23, NKJV)
You redirect yourself to the promises of God whether rhema or logos. As you refresh your mind, you begin to reflect upon all that God has spoken or revealed to you via dreams, prophecies or visions. This is for the sake of clarity. There are different synonyms or definitions that also capture the word reflect. Let us ponder on two of them:
Mirror: When you reflect, you are trying to mirror the image of God. “ But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NKJV)
This is where you allow the vision, the dream or whatever God has spoken to you to work internally within you. You look at the vision and you believe that this is who you really are. This is what the word of God says I am and that is who I am. You answer to what you have been called.
It is only either one that is deaf or hard of hearing that does not answer to his name. Assuming your name is Wonderful when wonderful is called you answer to it. You do not consider the situation around you to answer to your name. You just answer to it.
“As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.” (Proverbs 27:17, KJV)
Your vision must not be clouded. Refreshing ensures that you remember.
Represent: When you refresh, you re-present. Two words make up represent and they are re and present. You re-present what God has said to make sure that you have not missed anything. The next thing that happens is that you turn yourself to a representative of the Almighty God on earth.
This is when John 14:12 becomes fulfilled.
Listen to this, a man of faith never and must never forget the promises of God for his destiny. When you refresh your mind, you continually super-impose the visions from God over the lies of Satan. At a time, the Almighty God appeared to Abraham and Abraham said, what will you give me seeing that Eliezer of Damascus will be my heir.
God had to correct both his vision and thought through the avenue of re-presenting (Genesis 15:2-5) If what you are seeing is not what you saw, what you are seeing is only temporal. It will soon pass away because God is forever true.
You must always refresh your mind with what he has said or shown. “I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.” (Psalm 16:8, NKJV)
Though Joseph was in the dungeon, but he did not forget his dream. Dreams will guide and visions will inspire you. It is important that you constantly do a memory recall of your dreams and vision. “This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope “ (Lamentations 3: 21, NKJV)