Proverbs 29:18 – “Where there is no vision [no revelation of God and His word], the people are unrestrained; But happy and blessed is he who keeps the law [of God].” Amplified
It is an indisputable reality that everybody has a vision. No, everyone cannot see in the natural but in life, we all have a vision. We either have a Kingdom Vision or a Survival Vision spiritually. It is either a God-directed vision or a self-centered vision. Where there is no clear corporate vision, people are unrestrained, cast off restraint, become demoralized, and run wild. It becomes like a stampede of horses running wildly in all directions. The result is discouragement and disagreement. It is an invitation to discord and disunity. Without Vision, we cannot stay on course.
In Matthew 6:33 we are instructed to “seek first the Kingdom…” That requires and demands Vision. I must see the Kingdom, have an understanding of the Purpose of the Kingdom, be Planted in the Kingdom, and allow the Master Builders to ‘fitly frame’ me into place for function. That is Vision!
At that point, it is no longer me but Him. It is not longer, what can you do for me but what does the Kingdom need? I am convinced that no person will ever rise above the level of their Vision. With Vision, you can throw your hook over a higher ledge and climb to new heights in life. It will bind you to your destiny!
Please hear me carefully: Without an understanding of God’s Overall Purpose, His end-time agenda, His eternal purpose, and how we fit into it the pressures of life will overcome us. We will move in circles and cycles of going from depression and dejection to victory and back again. We will make laps around the mountain time and again, learning the same lessons repeatedly. A victory will be followed by a sense of frustration, lack of direction and purpose. Vision is Vital if we are going to move forward and upward into His Purposes and become Who He says we are!
It is vital that we catch and embrace God’s vision for the Church and His Kingdom. That enables us to become a House, a Building, a Habitation for God, fitly framed together not just a pile of lumber or bricks.
Vision links us together. I heard an illustration long ago that has never left me. It is reported that one horse could pull 9,000 pounds. It was assumed that two horses would then be able to pull double that or 18,000 pounds. However, when two horses were joined together in tandem, they pulled 27,000 pounds. The two linked together gained the strength and benefit of a third invisible horse. Unity provides that and as we join together in vision and work together in tandem, we have the added strength of another we do not see.
I hope you are hearing this and understand that no matter how good, noble, right, or worthwhile your vision is, if it is not linked to the Vision of the Whole it will become a source of frustration and counterproductive. Proverbs 24:10 warns, “If we faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.”
Vision keeps us moving forward in the face of incredible difficulties and seemingly impossible odds. Vision links us together with others of like precious faith in a larger purpose than us and our limited vision.
Pastors, it is your God-given responsibility to follow the directive of Habakkuk 2:2 – “Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run.”
We need Vision, God’s Vision and as we join in the pursuit of that vision, we will see the Restoration of that which was lost to the Church and we will pull down strongholds of the devil.
God bless you as you learn to walk in His Vision!