Where there is no vision, the people perish. - Proverbs 29:18
This morning, Joel Osteen talked about keeping the vision in front of you. Sometimes it's hard to keep your eyes on the vision when everything around you seems to be and go in a complete contradiction of what you are trying to envision. We have a tendency to look at things with our naked eye, but looking this way can lead us to feeling helpless, hopeless and discouraged. We can't see the vision this way.
Vision is simply being able to see farther than where we are right now. We neglect to accomplish, grow and achieve many things in our life because we fail to have a vision for them. We can't possibly see ourselves in a certain position or situation. Instead of looking at things with our naked eye we need to be looking at things with our spiritual eyes. When we look at things with our spiritual eyes it will bring forth faith and assurance of God's promise for our lives.
I wrote a piece about a month ago entitled "Because I Could Not See The Vision." It talks about how life seems to appear when we lose sight and begin to doubt that God can do all things. Therefore, our vision is usually impaired by our lack of faith. Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the convictions of things not seen." We have to believe that we can even when everything is telling us that we can't. But more importantly, we need to believe and know that God can regardless of how the circumstances may look.
The piece then starts showing what life can be "when you finally see the vision" and how our vision and faith grows when we finally allow it to. We can accomplish and achieve so much when we allow God into our lives and trust and believe in him. Romans 10:17 says," So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." The more we study the word of God, the more our faith in him grows. And the more our faith grows, so does our belief that we can, are and will be. And once we have established that vision, we are unstoppable. Because Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."