And then God answered: “Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters. -Habakkuk 2:2 MSG
The power to move ahead in your life and your business lies in your VISION.
Vision is a word we hear get thrown around a lot but what does it actually mean? A vision is simply a picture of a preferred future. It is the ability to see tomorrow from today. To see the end from the beginning. It is being able to see and believe the ultimate purpose of God for your life and existence. It is the very thing that gives you the power to confront the difficulties of today for the hope of tomorrow.
Success never comes by accident. It begins as a vision. Every great venture you see today began as a dream, an idea, a vision. There can be no real success without a vision. Every successful person desired it, envisioned it and worked at it. What you cannot conceive you cannot achieve, so only those who see the invisible can accomplish the impossible. What you see long enough you conceive and what you conceive you deliver and become. This was the principle that God had Jacob use to get the flock to conceive and deliver spotted sheep, which transferred the wealth of Laban to Jacob.
The truth is, whatever dominates your mind will dominate your life. And God specializes in creating images of greatness in the minds of those who became great. God spoke about making Abraham great and giving him a great name in Genesis 12:2. Later, God showed him stars to create an image of his future seeds in his mind Genesis 15:5. God will give you a vision for your future from where you are.
These images of greatness are created throughout scripture for those who follow Christ. I mean, you can't read Romans 8:28 and not believe that even the bad things will work for your good. You can't read Jeremiah 29:11 and not believe that God has a plan to prosper you and give you hope for the future. You can't read Philippians 4:13 and not believe that you can do ALL things through Christ who gives you strength.
Vision anchored in faith does not arise by the power of the people, it arises by the power of God. It is not a matter of conventional wisdom. Vision is given by God. Our minds, our hearts, and our spirits are naturally clouded by self-interest and sin. Then God breaks through, and we get a clear picture of what God wants us to do. God gives us the vision and he puts the power in it to make a difference in the community and in the world that we live in.
Without God's vision for your life and business, you will drag from one crisis to another. You will quit when it is no longer easy. You will feel like you are living an aimless and unfulfilled life.
On the other hand, if you spend time with God and start to see his vision for your life. If you recognize the consistent yearning in your heart and obediently follow it. If you dedicate yourself wholeheartedly to fulfilling that vision. God will surely lead you into the life of your dreams.
Remember, if you have a clear vision, you will be able to attract the right strategy. But if you don’t have a clear vision, no strategy will save you. “Without a vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18).