The most important thing that each of us can do for our life is to have a clear vision of how we would like to see our life turn out. Having a vision for our life means that we are seeing far into our future having certain goals, aspirations and dreams that we would like to see realized and fulfilled. The Bible declares in Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” When we have a clear vision, our goals will be set, our dedication will be sure, our will to continue on despite the failures will be unwavering and we will not allow any discouragements to sway us away from our ultimate goals. It is important that we believe that our life is significant and meant to make a difference. We can't allow our past to define our future and when we have a vision of victory, we will see our life rise higher and reach farther than we had ever thought possible before. (Ezekiel 36:26-28) (Ephesians 4:22-24)
Another important part of realizing our dreams is writing the vision down. When we write the vision down and detail every goal, every dream and every aspiration, we are in essence starting the ripple effect that will help to lead us to our final destination. Writing the vision down also encourages our hearts because we will have a visual reference of what was once only a thought or a hope that wasn't really tangible. Writing the vision down isn't merely a matter of positive or wishful thinking. It is actually the command of the Lord. We read in Habakkuk 2:2 “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” (Psalm 20:6-9)
When we write the vision down and keep it within viewing distance, we are continually reminding ourselves of what we want to accomplish. After we have written the vision down, we must start our pursuit of reaching those goals and accomplishing all that is within our hearts. We must put in the work, we must be disciplined, we must study, prepare, practice, and do all that is required to stand in that area of victory that was only a dream or hope before. Someone once said if you want to be a professional at something, you have to put in at least 10,000 hours of work. Victory for anything doesn't come easy because if it did then everyone in this world would be successful and victorious. (Psalm 37:23-26) (Proverbs 9:10-12)
We must have the will and fortitude to continue on where others have given up. We must stand up again where others have stayed stagnant and we must have an unwavering resolve that only victory is acceptable. Be encouraged to see your life blessed, prosperous, healthy and whole. Don't allow yourself to stay stagnant and unmoved, but rather have a vision of victory that you will write down in detail and then do all that you can to pursue and attain every goal, every dream and every aspiration. Always remember that with God All things are possible. Don't discount your life, don't think you have reached your pinnacle, but rather believe that the best is yet to come. (3 John 2)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to be determined and unwavering when it comes to fulfilling your life's purpose.
HOW'S YOUR VISION?
My eyesight isn't what it used to be, either. But as Helen Keller (who could neither hear nor see) said, "The greatest tragedy in life is people who have sight but no vision." Maybe I should be more concerned with my vision than with my eyesight.
There are numerous stories of people who lacked vision. A Hollywood producer scrawled a curt rejection note on a manuscript that became "Gone With The Wind." He had no vision for the success that movie would enjoy.
Orville and Wilbur Wright felt excited. On December 17, 1903, they had finally succeeded in keeping their homemade airplane in the air for 59 seconds. Immediately, they rushed a telegram to their sister in Dayton, Ohio, telling of this great accomplishment. The telegram read, "First sustained flight today fifty-nine seconds. Hope to be home by Christmas."
Upon receiving the news of the successful flight, their sister was so excited that she rushed to the newspaper office and gave the telegram to the editor. The next morning the newspaper headed the story: "Popular Local Bicycle Merchants To Be Home For Holidays." The hapless editor saw what was obvious, but missed the real story.
Vision is never about seeing the obvious. It's about looking ahead; about seeing what is not there -- YET. It's often about seeing the potential behind the obvious.
Like the potential in people. Spotting the potential for success in a student who, as is obvious to everyone else, will likely fail.
Or recognizing the potential for something good to come from a situation others are writing off as lost.
If we want to see what is really going on, we will need to learn to spot what is not there, then act on it.
So...your eyesight may be perfect, but how's your vision?
By Bob Perks
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Hebrews 4:14-16 “Seeing then that we have a Great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”
Psalm 28:6-8 “Blessed be the LORD, because He hath heard the voice of my supplications. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving strength of His anointed.”
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
Psalm 118:5-9 “I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: EVEN IF
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry