Thursday, June 07, 2007
For many people, there comes a time when they have to get glasses. This happened to me about 2 years ago. I now need glasses to see clearly when I read. Glasses help to give me clearer vision. Without my glasses, I struggle to see what I need to see.
This is true in life as well. God has a vision for me, and for you. But we will struggle to see this vision clearly until we get spiritual glasses. Spiritual glasses in a sense are that which help us to focus on God's will for our lives. It is the ability to see God's preferable future for our lives.
The Bible tells us that without a vision, the people perish. Vision is what captures us and motivates us. Vision is what our heart yearns to see accomplished. It is not ambition.
There is a difference between ambition and vision. The difference is that ambition leads to drivenness and restlessness. Whereas, vision lived out leads us to peace, power and passion. Vision is the result of surrendering ourselves to God, and letting the dreams God has created in us be lived out.
So, what would you do for the glory of God, if you knew that you would not fail? What are you passionate about? What stirs your blood and bring you excitement? If you search these out, you will discover God's vision for your life. It will come to you as a word picture of what the future will look like when you partner with God. It will be motivating and dynamic. And even more, it will be something that you can only accomplish with God's help.
God has created you with a purpose and a vision (a way to carry out your calling). I encourage you to try to write out a statement that tells of this vision. And then commit it to God and pray each day that God will help you to carry this out.