As my consulting business continues to grow beyond the people who knew me at the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey, I’m often asked, “What does KV stand for? What does it mean?” So, here’s the scoop on KV…
KV stands for Kingdom Vision. When I decided on this as the name for my blog and business, I was not interested in branding *me* so that people would remember me and think highly of me. I was interested in cementing the bigger purpose into my heart and mind so that I would not be led astray from it as this business began to grow to whatever size God would see fit to grow it. To me, Kingdom Vision is about being part of God’s restorative work in the world. There are SO many things broken and dysfunctional in the world today, but He is working to make all things new. To right all the wrongs. To lovingly wipe away every tear and heal all the hurts. To bring all of life on earth back to the balanced, sustainable harmony it was originally intended to enjoy. So many of the unsustainable systems we depend on for our daily lives have deep mindsets fueling them – individual and collective mindsets to which we are often blind and which threaten to completely undermine all of life. I can’t begin to explain it all here, and I am quite sure I only understand a tiny fraction of it myself, but above all else, I believe God is actively fixing the mess. He invites us to take part in making the world not just a ‘better’ place, but the best possible place – His ‘Kingdom’ as He created it all to work. This is not a passive hope in a heavenly future to long for while the world crumbles, but rather an active hope to engage with and participate in daily as part of God’s restorative and creative process. But we’re not ‘there’ yet, and thus it is still a ‘Vision’ for the future.
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it, for it will certainly come, it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3
“Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8