June 16, 2011 § 1 Comment
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” -Habakkuk 2:2-3
Sometimes we forget to have vision for our life. More times than not, we don’t understand what it means to have vision for our life. We live life just trying to do the right thing as much as we can and hope for the best, rather than having a visionary life.
Having a vision for your life starts with an accurate view of Jesus. Without knowing who Jesus is, what He did, and what He has the potential to do through your life than you are unable to have vision for your life.
If you don’t know who Jesus is than you are unable to know His promise for your life. The bible tells us in John 14:12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” Jesus promised us that we can do even greater things than He did. Obviously, we aren’t able to put the weight of the world.
If you aren’t strengthening your relationship with Jesus, you’re going to miss out on a lot. You can have religion, but not have Jesus. You can go to church, but not have a relationship with Jesus.
Living a visionary life requires a high value of faith, but enables you to live audaciously and confidently. Yet, it requires a high level of sacrifice and commitment to Jesus. Having visions for your life requires you to be confident in the promises that Christ has for you.
Having the ability to be patient to receive and to see one come to pass is key. Billy Graham had a vision for his life at 19 that God would use him in a mighty way. Later he would be responsible for over 1 million salvations. Steven Furtick at age 16 had a vision for his life that God would use him. 13 years later, Steven is pastoring one of the fastest growing churches in America and has lead over 11,000 salvations in 5 years as a church.
So what does Billy Graham and Steven Furtick have to do with your life? They sought God for a vision for their life at a young age and received it, but it took years and years for it ever to pass. God may be speaking to your right now about your life and your future, but you’re doubting His promise because it’s not a here and now vision. Ask God to give you faith and to trust what He says.
So what if people make fun of you? So what if someone stops being your friend because you begin to work towards the vision for your life. Everyone stepped out of Paul’s life in the bible before God used Him. For over 3 years, Paul didn’t have any friends. He would later be one of the most influential people in the bible.
Live, Listen, Learn. Live your life according to His purpose for your life. Listen for His guidance and vision for your life. Learn from your mistakes and what the bible has to say about living a visionary life.
“Once you spoke in a vision, to your faithful people you said: “I have bestowed strength on a warrior; I have raised up a young man from among the people.” Psalm 89:19
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
“He said, “Listen to my words: “When there are prophets of the LORD among you, I reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.” Numbers 12:6