Where There Is No Vision
Lyndia Grant | 3/3/2010, 11:10 a.m.
Proverbs 29:18, €Where there is no vision, the people perish.€
By Lyndia Grant
Helen Keller once said, €Is there anything worse than blindness, Yes, eyesight with no vision.€ Do you know where you want to be in the next few years? Do you have a vision of becoming more Kingdom focused? Do you get a vision for the things of God, so that you can become purpose driven for God?
When you make your goals for God first in your life, when you press toward the mark He has established for your life; he will bless you in your going and in your coming. He will bless you in your personal goals too; those little things that mean so much to you. The Bible reminds us in Philippians 3:14, it says, €I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.€
Trust in God. Grab hold to those visions that cause you to do something about them, those dreams that so grip you that you cannot let them go, no matter how you try. Our lives become purpose driven in God and takes on a life of its€ own. Eyesight with no vision is a problem.
Begin to work smart, not hard by hearing the voice of the Lord who provides you with a step-by-step guide; His voice, the Holy Spirit, will surely provide the €how-to€ instructions you may need to make your dreams and visions come to pass.
Be encouraged. Set and make every attempt to reach your goals. Aspire to be what God has called you to be, and continue to ask for His wisdom, knowledge and understanding. The Bibles tells us, €You have not, because you ask not", James 4:2.
It's our fault we are not successful and don't experience Christian Success. Not God's. Christ Himself gave us the key to success by simply using the word ASK. But yet, we have a tendency to ask of others, the world, our friends, and ourselves, before we ever ask God.
A childhood friend of my family grew up in a really wonderful family. His family gave him everything he could possibly want. But he grew up and strayed away from that sheltered life, and became a drug dealer, looking for some big money, quick money. He got locked up, of course. But one day, as he sat in his jail cell, he couldn€t do anything else, so he became a born again Christian by reading his bible daily. Then he began to study the Word.
Today, he is out of jail, has been called into the ministry, is working closely with a well-known pastor, and attracting more and more young people into the church.
When I hear this young man speak today, I know that God has changed the course of his life, and I know that one day he said; €Thank God, I listened!€
Those without vision tend to want to keep up with the Jones€; you are living a copy-cat lifestyle. You look around among the people you know, to see who you can emulate. You search for what you can do; rather than begin to do that which God has inspired in your heart to do. It€s called, €Eyesight with no vision. The scripture tells us, €Without vision, the people perish.€
You focus on who you know that could possibly help you out in this situation. You forget all about your Heavenly Father, who knew you before you were ever formed in your mother€s womb. Ask God to show you what it is He wants for your life, for the success that you desire, and ask of His Holy Help, and His Holy Touch, then listen only to His voice.
God can do more in one Divine Breath, than you can in a lifetime of twenty-four hours a day, seven days each week, working around the clock. Is your Success Journey on Life Support? Are you supporting it with your life and efforts, but not God's?
Ask Him to breathe on your efforts and put some new life in your daily Christian Success walk. His Success becomes your Success. He's waiting for you to look to Him with vision.
Lyndia Grant is a speaker, call on her for your Retreats, Workshops, and other Special Occasions; Visit her website at www.lyndiagrant.com, or call 202-518-3192