Don’t let go of your vision!

Thursday March 23, 2023
Bob Gass
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“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18

God has a plan for your life, one that will help you see what’s truly important. It’s called a “vision.” Otherwise, things get blurred and you end up not knowing where you’re supposed to go. Athletes focus on one thing only: winning! To do it, they sacrifice relationships, pastimes, and pleasures. Eugene Peterson described “vision” this way: “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” (v. 18 MSG). When God gives you a vision, you begin to see things as He sees them. Moses “saw” the promised land while everybody around him saw only wilderness and wanted to give up and return to Egypt (see Hebrews 11:24-27). And he understood that he would get there on God’s schedule, according to God’s plan, one step at a time. Sometimes your vision can feel overwhelming. That’s when you break it down into small steps and visualize yourself taking the next one. You will be surprised at your progress. But until you take the first step, a vision is just a daydream. A British clergyman named Frederick Langbridge wrote, “Two men looked out from prison bars. One saw mud, the other stars.” What do you see in your future? Do you think God is just going to drop success into your lap? No, you must energize your vision with faith and give it momentum through hard work. After working all night and catching no fish, Jesus told His disciples, “Launch out into the deep” (Luke 5:4). When they obeyed, they caught their biggest catch ever. Bottom line: the world doesn’t control your supply, God does!

The Word for You Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from Celebration Enterprises, Inc. Copyright © 2024

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