“Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law. (Proverbs 29:18)
Vision is essential. No one wants to wander around aimlessly without direction or a clear picture of where you want to end up. King Solomon makes a profound statement about vision in Proverbs 29:18. The Message version says it this way, “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves.”
If you’re going to follow Christ as an individual you’re going to need an understanding of what that looks like. If your family is going to follow Christ, you need a picture of what you’re aspiring to. And if a church is going to become the kind of Church God had in mind from eternity, it can’t get there without a vision.
Vision inspires, it unifies, it motivates, and it gives meaning to life. A clear vision will allow you to overcome struggles and challenges because you know why you’re paying the cost. Jesus Himself had clear revelation of what His mission here on earth was. Hebrews 12:1 tells us that Jesus never wavered from the road that led to the Cross, because He could clearly see the joy and the eternal value of what His suffering at Calvary would accomplish. When we ask God to give us a vision for our future and step out in obedience to Him, we allow Him to do a transforming work in our hearts and we grow closer to Him and who He’s called us to be.
Prayer: Lord, You go before us and have good works prepared for us do in advance. Thank you for the vision You give to light our path as we walk in fellowship with You. Amen.