(Numbers 27:12 NLT) “One day the Lord said to Moses, “Climb one of the mountains east of the river, and look out over the land I have given the people of Israel.”
✓ Vision is what I have seen
(Ecclesiastes 5:13, 16-17 NLT) “There is another serious problem I have seen under the sun… People leave this world no better off than when they came. All their hard work is for nothing—like working for the wind. Throughout their lives, they live under a cloud—frustrated, discouraged, and angry.”
✓ Vision is also what could and should be.
(Habakuk 2:2-3 NLT) “Then the Lord said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets,!so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulﬁlled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.”
✓ Vision is what I see right now.
(Proverbs 29:18 KJV) “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
How you see yesterday and tomorrow determines how you will live today.
(Hebrews 12:2-3 NASB) “Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
(Ephesians 1:17 NIV) “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.”
(Luke 19:10 NIV) “For the Son of Man [Jesus] came to seek and to save the lost.”
(Ephesians 1:18 NIV) “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.”
(Ephesians 2:10 NASB) “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
What should we do?
1. Let go of anything holding you back.
(Hebrews 12:1NIV) “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
2. Ask God to give you fresh vision.
(Ephesians 3:20 NIV) “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”
3. Plant yourself in God’s house.
(Psalm 92:12-15 NIV) “The righteous will ﬂourish like a palm tree,!they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;!planted in the house of the Lord,!they will ﬂourish in the courts of our God. They will still bear fruit in old age,!they will stay fresh and green, proclaiming, “The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.”
4. Jump. Take the plunge. Go hard. Give it all you’ve got.
“Vision requires the commitment of a parachutist. You don’t “sort-of” parachute. You are either in the plane or in the air." – Visioneering
(Ephesians 5:10 NIV) “Find out what pleases the Lord.”