Vision for the Future
Category : General
Proverbs 29: 18 (KJV)
18Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.” It is literally translated, “Where there is no revelation, the people throw off all restraint.” This word “vision” is not speaking of day dreams, personal enthusiasm, worldly ambition, or even natural optimism. It is speaking of something outside of human effort. Vision is what you see by faith from God.
He doth not say they may perish, but they do perish; or they are in danger of perishing, but they do certainly perish where there is no serious, conscientious, faithful, powerful preaching.… There men perish temporarily; when vision, when preaching ceased among the Jews, oh, the dreadful calamities and miseries that came upon the people!… There men perish totally: both the bodies and the souls of men perish where serious conscientious preaching fails (Hos ); “My people are destroyed for want of knowledge.”
To fulfill a God given vision you must take the limits off your thinking. Vision starts from within! Look behind you, what have you learned? Look ahead of you what is the big picture? Look above yourself, what is God expecting of you? Great visions are bigger than one person. Look beside you, what resources are available to you? A vision should be greater than the person who has it. Vision is more than just a mental image of the future. Vision sees a better, more desirable future and provides direction and fuels motivation for its achievement.
Jesus Christ had a clear vision of what His vision and mission was. As a result, His life had purpose, meaning, and fulfillment in that He achieved His mission on earth. Jesus said, “You will know the truth and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32). The word truth means reality. Jesus is saying, you will understand what is real and that will free you. The way we view life can feel and look real, or make perfect sense, but still not be real at all. The truth is: we see what we believe to be true. If we have the wrong pretext we will misunderstand the context. Having a revelation of what is real will deliver us from a life of torment that virtual reality often causes.
One of the reasons so many drifts though life and end up on the rocks of devastation is because they have no vision. They have sight, which misleads them to believe they are making progress because they can see the movement all around them, but that movement is not progress. It’s merely movement. It is noted, progress comes not from sight, but from vision. It’s too bad there’s not a tool to check our vision like there is to check our sight. You may have 20/20 sight, but what is your vision? To have vision is such a blessing; to see things and people as they can be not what it or they are at the moment is truly a gift. I believe we all have the gift; it just takes effort to learn to apply it in our lives. God’s gift to you is your potential. Your gift back to God is what you do with that potential. Revisit, revamp and renew the vision for your life. And let’s not be a person who has sight but no vision!!!
Have a great and God filled day!