Vision Defines You

Your vision defines you whether you have one or not. Vision provides a strict delineation for the kind of habits, associations and routines you keep. Continue reading

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Start With What You Have

‘Where do I start from?’

Many have ask this question over the past few weeks. And my reply has been: where you are, with what you have.

I have thoughtfully given this advice because it was the same advice God gave Moses at the start to realize his vision in the Bible.

Something of Moses’ story suggests that he already knew he was going to be the deliverer of Israel. Otherwise, why did he intervene and even kill the Egyptian who was being cruel to his fellow Israelite? Something of destiny made him identify with his true self even though he had been raised a prince of Egypt.

But every vision must begin in the supernatural. You can’t just mechanically jump on it because you sense what it is and not include God.

If God made you intentionally, it is only proper to clarify His intentions by asking Him what He will have you do.

Typically, God will connect you to something you can do now or have control over, insignificant as it may seem. To Moses, He asked him to use what he had in his hands; a staff. To David, it was five stones and a sling. To Jesus’s disciples, while faced with a daunting task of feeding the five thousand, it was two loaves and five fish. Simple things, which without His input, would mean nothing.

So in executing vision, remember God first and then, that insignificant thing you have.

Appraise Yourself By Your Vision

Poverty is a sign of a lack of vision. Anytime you meet a poor person it won’t be difficult to see how they aren’t aspiring much to something God-given.

Like I posted yesterday, your God-given vision or assignment will require faith in the supernatural. It will separate you from certain people and bring you in company with others.

Until you pursue your vision, your life is a passing existence. You are only alive when you are actively in pursuit of your vision. To do otherwise is death. This is because it is possible to know what you are here for and not pursue it actively.

Maybe your vision is to become the number one tennis player in your country but you have been playing golf all this time. Or maybe, you envision a speaking career but you are holed up in a cubicle paying and receiving cash. Until you separate yourself from golfing or that cubicle, you will never reach your God-given potential.

See, let your vision help you today, if you know what it is . Appraise yourself, not by the success of other people but by your vision. That thing that God put in your heart to do with your life?

One way to do this, is to ask snapshot questions. Ask yourself , ‘Am I living based on the what I was put on this earth for?’ And if the answer is no, maybe it’s time to start doing something about it. If the answer is, ‘ I don’t even know what on earth I was born to do,’ then it’s time to turn over your questions to God in prayer. Look through my last four posts for some context if you haven’t. I’d be shedding more light tomorrow on how to catch your vision from the intender of your life.Ciao!