You need a vision for your life

“The only limits are, as always, those of vision.” - James Broughton

Webster defines vision as “…something seen otherwise than by ordinary sight” or “a vivid concept or object of imaginative contemplation” In other words vision is the ability to see past the present. It is the ability to see the future that may and could be. In essence to have vision is to have a dream. It’s to be able to say this is what I can have and be tomorrow. It’s the ability to see past your natural sight and present circumstances and understand that your future lies within you.

The importance of vision

A good vision is a fundamental necessity to attaining a meaningful and fulfilling life. Where there is no vision, there is no direction. And where there is no direction there is usually confusion and eventually despair. Think of it this way, you wouldn’t get on a train that had a sign on the front saying “DESTINATION: SOMEWHERE DOWN THE TRACK!”…would you? Then why in life would we move forward and not have a vision for where and what we want to be in the future?

“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint” Proverbs 29:18

We need to have a vision for life because a good vision helps us to stay disciplined and focused. It helps us to keep our priorities right so in making decisions we are not easily sidetracked in life. We all encounter challenging seasons and when everything seems dark in life your vision will act like a candle’s flame in a dark cave. When you have vision and you’ve decided to pursue it, it means that you’re really walking at a deeper level of revelation for your life. You’ve discovered the importance of your very being on earth and you’re not willing to waste anymore time and devalue yourself.

The source of vision

The mystery of life isn’t whether there’s enough potential within us, it’s rather how do we get it out of our lives. Vision stems from our desires and our desires originate from our purpose. God gives us our purpose the minute we are born. To the prophet Jeremiah God said “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” Jeremiah 1:5. Just like us, Jeremiah’s purpose was decided in His mother’s womb. Our purpose is reflected through the honourable desires God places in our hearts. However a deeper revelation of the intricacies and specifics of our purpose comes through our relationship with God. That’s why God says that if you delightyourself in Him “…He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 In other words you’ll begin to understand and succeed in the very purpose of your being on earth.

Vision must be specific

You weren’t born to do everything. But you were born to be unique and make an impact somewhere. The process of vision is a journey of self discovery. When we hear the names Michael Jordan, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, James Brown, Martin Luther King Jr. or Beethoven we can instantly recognise them for something particular, be it a specific sport or an aspect of music. So the same must be that for us to succeed we need to focus our lives in a field of expertise to bring out the best in us. The more specific and detailed our vision, the more likely we will be to achieve our target.

God bless and protect

Quote of the week

“When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.”
- Charles R. Swindoll



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