Why Vision? by Bret Wade
By Bret Wade
By Dr. Connie Williams
"Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18a
Other versions are a bit more descriptive. Vision is referred to as "prophetic vision, revelation, divine guidance and redemptive revelation of God." The Message Bible reads, "If people can't see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed."
Regardless of who we are, we need vision. Vision is an insight into what God is saying and doing now that includes our involvement. Our lives aren't static. They are dynamic! Vision is also dynamic. If we engage with vision, it will build us and enlarge our horizons. It will govern our path and stabilize our journey. And there's a lot more!
Jesus Walked with a Vision
Vision is an expanding understanding that enables us to interact with God's redemptive purposes. When there is no focus on the overall objective, failure is sure to set in. Whether it's a family, business, ministry or a government, it makes no difference. They must all have vision. Without vision, there is a wandering away from the direction and foundations that protect us.
Vision is designed to become reality. It's vital that each of us as an individual is embracing vision from God.
I encourage you to be laser focused and not wander in your walk with Christ. Jesus walked with a vision from God that encapsulated His purpose and the outworking of it. You are part of that vision. If he needed it, so do you and I.
Bret "Maverick" Wade
"By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the One who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence. And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world's corruption caused by human desires. In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God's promises." 2 Peter 1:3-6a God has provided all we need for life. That's prosperity. It ours. But do we access it? Do we pray for that which is already ours? If we don't know how to access what's ours, we will lack in many areas in many ways.
As a visionary person, it's easy to feel isolated. You can be among others of similar or same gifting but differ in how it manifests in and through you. Others may not see what you see or understand what you envision. You'll discover who is who in your walk with some discussion. Though some may understand, they may not walk with you. Your passions may be different then theirs. They also may not be stirred and connect with your passions. That's a good indication that though they walk with you, they may not be able to walk closely with your passion. Learn what you can from them but also find others who understand you and are able to help you develop as a visionary.
"Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy: 'It takes more than bread to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God's mouth.'" Matthew 4:4, MSG While religion tries to relate to God only through text and quasi forms of worship, we cannot deny that it must begin and end in our walk with Him. Our theology is also very experiential. It should be ever growing and changing. Each time we see Him as He is, we change. As we experience Him in greater dimensions, He reveals Himself to us that we may behold His glory and become like Him. Yet all the while, there are those who feel they must help us to not go too far. For me it's too late. I've fallen in love with Him over and over again so many times that it's useless to tell me that one can go too far with Him.