When you do not have a vision, you perish, lost souls perish
and churches perish. But we must keep in mind, there is no hopeless situation,
just people that think hopelessly or are without a vision. Vision is to see beyond what is and see what can be. Without a vision man moves into a below standard position
and can feel inferior. The word perish means to be destroyed, destructed,
discouraged. People have nervous breakdowns or end in poverty or even
We were created by God to dream and imagine to make things a
reality, to create. But we have not grasped this. Most feel you have to go
wherever life leads you and just float around aimlessly in life accomplishing
Peter stepped out onto the water because he had a vision.
Then he lost his vision and sank. If we lose vision, we can sink. We need to
keep the vision of what we want to accomplish in front of us and we will see
the fulfillment of that vision.
Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred (delayed in fulfillment) makes the heart sick.
(resentment, fault finding, discontented) Vision brings life.
Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall
What is an idol soul? Someone without direction. Someone
standing still. Someone that is not motivated, that has no place to go and
just sits and watches life go by will shrivel up.
We must have some kind of vision. Even short term vision is
better then none. Take one step at a time. Build your faith to achieve greater
things. Start small if you have to, but start!
And we definitely need a vision of what God has for our
lives. We need to ask God what He wants for us. What we are called to do and
then keep that vision in front of us.
A Church needs a vision of what God wants it to be or it
will perish. The vision must be kept before the people to keep it alive
Habakkuk 2:2-3 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and
make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads 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.
Visions Inspire and Excite!
Prayer, Faith and hard work will avail nothing without a
vision to see them through. You will not develop beyond what you are now if you do not
exercise the vision. Your vision is your future. And you cannot out think God
Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above
all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
If we make our vision bigger then anything we can do, God
will come on the scene. We need to use what we have in our hand and God will make it
come to pass.
The widow in the Old Testament was ready to make one last
meal and then she and her son would die. Then the prophet came along and gave
her a choice and he gave her vision. He took what she had and made it so big
that she not only fed him, herself and her son, but lived through a terrible
drought. She could have stayed in her misery and both her and her son
would have died. But she chose to take the vision and run with it.
When Jesus fed the 5000 he just needed to give them vision
and a miracle happened. He took what they had in their hand and they were all
The solution was right in front of them.
1) You must have a vision
2) It must be Big!
3) Encourage yourself in the Lord
4) Pursue it with the word
What is your vision? Is it bigger then anything you can do
on your own? If not, then you need to think bigger. You need to write it down
and keep it before your eyes. You need to push it to the limit and beyond and
watch what God will do.
Jesus came demonstrating Godís will as it is in Heaven.
The word of God is the will of God written down for us to see. It is the
foundation to build every vision on.
With a vision, you can accomplish great things.
God has no pleasure in those that draw back.
Let God be God!
Donít limit Him. It takes determination to succeed.
vision with God!