Proverbs 29:11 Without vision people perish.
Vision is a clear and compelling picture of the future. Your future is largely a product of the vision, or lack of, that you have in your life. Rick Joyner once said, “Almost all human advancement is the result of someone having a vision.”
One of the ways God communicates to us is through visions and dreams.
Joel 2:28 says, “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.”
Throughout Scripture we read example after example of God speaking to his people through visions and dreams. Some of these people include, Joseph, Daniel and the Apostle Peter in Acts 10 (Pivotal shift in the early church).
Unfortunately, too many of us only have a vision for a house, a car, a job and holidays. God’s vision for us is bigger than the practical elements of life. God challenges us to give up our small ambitions and join him in changing the world. Ephesians 3:20 reminds us that, “He can do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we could ever ask, think or imagine, according to the power at work within us.”
4 gifts are given to us when God births vision in our hearts:
- Focus – Vision helps you to focus on what’s most important and helps you stay away from distractions.
- Endurance – Resistance in life will come but a vision kept before us will enable us to endure though tough times.
- Peace – With vision, you can wake up everyday with a security about who you are and why you’re here.
- Passion – Vision fires you up and motivates you to live out your passion.