THE FORCE AND POWER OF A VISION!
Vision brings direction to our lives!!! People who experienced increasing levels of success were great visionaries. They meticulously trailed the path leading to the fulfillment of their vision, without overlooking anything which would have led to them failing to attain this vision!
Vision is supernatural and it is the purpose of life, which God has designed for each individual and reveals it to our human mind so that it can be executed. Hence, each person has been created with a specific and supernatural purpose, and has been endowed with special gifts, talents, and strengths, in the form of specific abilities/skills, that align with the kind of purpose for which they were made!
God gave Noah the vision of building the Ark, so that his family and himself do not perish in the flood, and endowed him with such unshakeable conviction. To Abraham, God gave the vision to be the Patriarch of the Hebrew People and Father of Nations. God taught him the principles of vision by making him “count” the stars in the sky and the sand of the sea, and endowed him with unquestionable faith and patience which enabled him to wait for the fulfillment of the promise, hoping against hope until he saw its fulfillment. To Queen Esther, He revealed her life purpose and then brought her to a place where a sequence of events resulted in the fulfillment of her life vision! She aligned herself with the revealed vision and acted in purpose, and she obtained the blessing and victory! And so did every other Bible character and everyone else in the world today, who have sought their life purpose in God!
It is imperative to FOCUS on the vision. To disperse one’s efforts, by wanting to accomplish several things at the same time, is contrary to the principles of vision attainment.
An indisputable truth is that vision of the future always precedes success! Here, we emphasize the importance of building a convincing image of the future. Next, embrace that vision of the future and all your decisions and resources should be directed towards that vision, and so, you will be progressively turning your dream into reality.
Having a clear vision of the future and believing in it keeps us focused. Focusing endows us with an unusual power to overcome situations which are contrary to our vision; adverse circumstances which would normally cause people to topple and fail to overcome, to the extent of even losing their lives.
Let us use a metaphor: In our lives, we all have rivers to cross. Across lies our future. Sometimes the river is turbulent and full of surprises. Oftentimes, during these difficult times, we try to cross the river; we throw ourselves in and start to swim. Then the current drags us downstream and in some instances, we can only hope that what awaits us on the other side is good, but other times we think “the river has swallowed up our future”. However, there is a better way of crossing the river. We do this by having a vision which involves believing in our future. Then when we visualize our goals, we will be able to get in the water, which will allow us to arrive at the other side. It won’t be easy, the river will try to drag us away from our destination; it won’t be easy to stay afloat. We must put in all our efforts, fix our minds on Jesus Christ, on the One who gave us the vision and from Whom comes the strength, help, and direction to cross this river of circumstances. His help will manifest at an unexpected time, to give us everything we need for the whole journey. No one else can do this for us! And when there is no guarantee that we will achieve our goals, this anchor is born from the power of our vision and convictions. This is our best connection to the future which God the Father, Author of the vision, has established and He expects this of us. This way, we have a firm grasp on our vision, and we are thus ready to launch in pursuit of our calling!!! The revelation of the vision, as well as achieving it, is progressive and successive, in our quest for a closer relationship with God.
2 Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end, it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.