(Proverbs 29:18) Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he
Vision is an insight or dream about the future, a mental sight or revelation yet to be fulfilled. Every achievement ever made by man started with a vision: imaginations developed into pictures in our minds. These pictures become the driving force for achievement and possibilities in destiny. There is a purpose for every vision. Vision gives direction. Vision is the motivating factor burning like life coals in the tablets of a man’s heart. Vision also begets vision: God-given vision never dies. Each time goals are achieved, they open up new visions, which leads to new goals and constant, progressive achievements in life. Any vision without a purpose will prove abortive. As a house cannot exist without a foundation, vision cannot stand without purpose. When the purpose of the vision is not known abuse becomes inevitable. Without purpose, vision becomes a mere fantasy, a tossing after the wind.
The Purpose of vision
- Vision keeps alive: Vision gives a person something to live for. Life becomes meaningless and a vexation of the spirit, when there is nothing to live for. When a man has nothing living for, sleeping becomes his mandate. Vision does not only keep alive, it invigorates hope. Man is created to live for something worthwhile and that is vision.
- Vision engenders impetus and vibrancy: God never designed man to live without something to do. Vision, therefore, gives us the impetus to approach our daily tasks of life with optimism and vibrancy.
- Vision facilitates productivity: Productivity is not a happenstance, it is a product of vision. It is often said that any man who does not plan to succeed, has a plan to fail. Things work by vision, not by accident. A man who depends on the chance to get things done is a man who builds a castle in the air. God wants you to become productive that is why He has given you access to vision.
- Vision cancels insult: Insults abide in the tabernacle of under-achievers. A man who cannot get simple tasks done will reap the reward of insults. He will remain a low life and a never-do-well in life. But a man of vision cancels insults as he will always see something to do.
Meditation: Without purpose, vision becomes a mere fantasy, a tossing after the wind.
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Prayer: Oh God, help me to know and maximize the purpose of vision in life in Jesus name, Amen