THE PLACE OF GOD IN YOUR VISION
A vision can be defined as a clear mental picture of a better tomorrow, given by God, which moves a person to believe that, it not only could be done but it should be done.
Christians are different for other people in the world, because our vision rotates around God.
We are a product of God’s vision. In Jeremiah 1:5, God says; “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.”
God has a vision for your life. He has a mental image of what you could be as well as what you should do.
Also consider what God says in Ephesians 2:10;
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (NKJV)
A Christian has both this life and the life to come. He has a personal life and he has a calling to serve God with the gifts and talents He has given him.
A child of God needs to consider the following things;
i. God’s vision for your life will give your life impact beyond this life.
ii. His vision for your life is unique for you, it is not someone else’s.
iii. Visions are born in the souls of men or women who are consumed with the tension of what is and what could be.
iv. Visions form in the hearts of those who are dissatisfied with the status quo.
v. Vision carries with it a sense of conviction. SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE DONE.
vi. A vision requires an individual who has the courage to act on an idea.
JESUS HAD A PURPOSE FOR COMING TO EARTH
If you study the life of Jesus, you will realize that he was a man with a vision. In fact, Jesus helps us to see that a man with a vision is a man on a mission.
See what he says he came on earth to do:
1. To seek and Save the lost
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)
2. To set the captives free and preach the good news.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to healthe brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” (Luke 4:18-19)
3. To give abundant life
“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10 ESV)
4. To destroy the works of Satan
“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8)
HOW YOU CAN SUCCEED IN YOUR DREAM
1. Discipline yourself (or rather, let God lead you).
Jesus says; “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples (John 15: 5-8).”
2. Fall in love with the Dream-Giver, for He alone can help you get to where you want to go.
Paul says; “Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ and become one with him. I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ.* For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead! (Philippians 3:8-11).”
3. Ask God for His vision for your life.
The Bible says; “And David inquired of God, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will you give them into my hand?” And the Lord said to him, “Go up, and I will give them into your hand” (1 Chronicles 14:10 ESV).
4. Find a mentor (or a life coach).
Paul says; “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1 NIV).
5. Commit yourself un-reservedly to that dream that God has given you.
The Bible says; “The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (2Chronicles 16: 9).
God bless you