ANCHOR SCRIPTURE(S): PROVERBS 29:18; 4:23
SERVICE OBJECTIVE(S): Understanding why it is necessary to live with vision
There is a connection between vision and destiny; to follow the way of vision is to end in the way of destiny.
People of great destinies in Scriptures were people of great vision
Life can be at risk without vision (Prov. 29:18)
Both the quality and durability of life are anchored on vision (Prov. 29:18)
Men of old fulfilled the quality and durability of life by vision
THE NECESSITY OF VISION:
- Vision brings reason and meaning to living (Jer. 1:5; Prov. 23:7)
Vision delivers people from the tragedy of living life by chance, of living by random motion
Life is meaningful and reasonable by vision
Vision raises the quality of a man’s life
The absence of vision is the reduction of life’s quality
The absence of vision is behind low self-esteem
When people have no vision for life, they begin to think of dying.
It doesn’t matter what you are passing through now, life is more than worth it!
Where you are now is not as important as where you are facing; if you can see there, you must leave here and get there!
It doesn’t matter what the devil is saying you don’t have, you have too much to impact your generation.
- Vision brings wisdom and discretion to life (Matt. 6:22-23; Dan. 5:11; Eccl. 2:14)
The place of vision is the place of wisdom and discretion
When you know what you want out of life, the mind opens up on how to get at it.
The mind of man works like a parachute; it works best when you see far.
When you know what you want out of life, and what God wants you to do with your life, He
will supply you inspiration on how to get at it
When you know what you want, God supplies you the light on how to get it done.
When you know where you are going, you will find how to get there.
When you don’t know where you are going, it is impossible to find out how to get there.
- Vision brings drive and momentum to life (Hab. 2:2; 1Cor. 9:24; 1Sam. 17:48)
People of vision are people of action and motion
Vision enables motion and cures stagnation
- Vision births hope and expectancy in life (Matt. 6:22-23; Job 14:14; Jer. 29:11; Eccl. 9:4)
Vision gives you something to live for and look forward to
Vision brings light and sunshine to the soul and life of man
Visionlessness is the twin of hopelessness so the peak of visionlessness is the peak of hopelessness
As long as there is vision there is hope and as long as there is hope there is life (Eccl. 9:4)
For as long as you have not seen Jesus face to face yet, there is one more step to take, move to make or impact to make!
- Vision brings discipline and character to life (Prov. 29:18; 1Cor. 9:24-27; Prov. 23:7)
Vision disciplines actions and disciples character
Every time you have a vision that is worth it, it places a price; there is no prize without a price.
Where nothing is in view, anything and everything is allowed; where nothing is at stake, caution is not an issue.
What you want to get out of life is a determinant of the price you are willing to pay
Where there is no price, there can be no rise.
The greatness of a man is determined by the purpose for which he lives and the willingness to pay for it – Charles Blair
You can see anything you want out of life if you are willing to pay the price but I would be lying to you if I said the price was cheap. So what do you really want out of life? – Kathryn Kuhlman
- Vision imparts persistence and determination to life (Heb. 12:2; Job 14:14)
Those who perceive the ultimate can surmount the immediate
- Vision births faith and confidence in life (Heb. 11:24-27; Hab. 2:1, 4)
Those who see the invisible believe the incredible and will do the impossible
When it is real in your heart it will become real in your life
- Vision affects life’s decisions or choices (Amos 3:3; Prov. 13:20; Acts 18:1-3)
Vision shapes decisions and directs our choices
Vision is the initiator of decisions, that is why, visionless people are indecisive people
Wrong decisions are unavoidable when vision is absent
Anybody not going in your direction is not qualified for your association; friendship is not for fun but for fire and for the future
Where you want to end in life is the determinant of the road you choose to follow
- Vision brings transformation and increases capacity (2Cor. 3:18; Gen. 30:37)
Vision changes the visioneer and enlarges capacity
You begin to look like what you look at
Don’t feel discouraged if what you are looking at does not happen initially, it must happen eventually.
- Ensure that you don’t live or exist with an empty heart because that will lead to an empty life (Eccl. 1:1; Prov. 4:23)
- Connect with God for continuous inspiration and vision (Ps. 37:4)
Vision is most authentic and it is guaranteed fulfilment when it originates from God
God will give you the desires of your heart means two things – He will give you what you desire
and He will give you what to desire (Ps. 37:4)
Father, thank You for Your Word to us today. To You be all the glory Lord in Jesus’ Name.