Write the Vision

When you initially think about vision, your mind may immediately go to those things that pertain to eyesight. You may recall your most recent visit to your optometrist's office or note how objects in the distance are not as sharp as they once were. You may focus on the necessity of your contact lenses or eyeglasses, and begin to thank God for the advancements that have allowed bifocals to not look like bifocals anymore! And none of these thoughts would be wrong; they are all very valid assessments of what vision means, at least in one sense. In quite another sense, however, vision has a much greater and far-reaching meaning for the believer. For the world at large, vision is merely a function of the eyes. For the believer and those that are called according to His purpose, vision is a function of the heart. There is, in each of us, a burning desire to live out His divine plan for our lives. We cannot rest until it is done. That, my dear brothers and sisters in Christ, is the vision of the believer.

So often, we allow the first vision (eyes) to impede upon the second vision (heart). In other words, we yield to the fears and frustrations created by the many things going on around us. We get so distracted by the negativity in the news and issues over which we have little control, that we lose sight of what really matters. Obstacles, whether they are real or imagined, keep the unfocused mind from pressing forward and relentlessly pursuing His best for us.

It is important to understand that when God gives you a vision, He also takes full responsibility for ensuring you also have the provisions. That is His nature and He is faithful to supply all of our needs. The bible instructs us to write the vision. Do just that and work on it daily, with faith and complete trust in our loving Father. No matter what it looks like, keep pressing and keep believing. Don’t allow what you can see to stop you from believing in what you cannot yet see. Don’t let your vision keep you from your vision. "Where there is no vision, the people perish" (Proverbs 29:18).

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