There are many instances in the Bible when we are reminded of the importance of having a good and clear Vision.
Habakkuk 2: 2 says: “Then the LORD said to me, Write the vision. Make it clear on tablets so that anyone can read it easily.”
What does having a VISION really mean? What does it have to do with me?
Proverbs 29:18 tells us that “ Without Vision, the people perish… but he that keeps the law is
blessed.” The Living Bible version says: “When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.” Another version says it like this: “When there is no knowledge of God, the people are unrestrained. But how great is the nation that knows and fulfills the laws of God “
Basically, having VISION is to see what God sees, appreciate the whole picture and to clearly see the things that God puts in our hearts and visualize them becoming a reality.
Why is it important to have a vision in life?
Vision is important because it gives you purpose and direction. The vision helps you to determine your future and to make it yours, to make it a reality. Without vision, people have no purpose, no destination, no direction. Do you want to live like this? I don’t think so.
Most financial, family and social problems happen when people don’t know their purpose or destination. They get involved in activities only to fulfill programs or guided by trends of the moment. They don’t really have a clear vision of where they are going. I’ve been there before. Have you?
It is important to have vision to see in advance where you are going. Having a Vision will make you want to jump out of bed every morning. When you see clearly all the things that God has for you, it will change you forever. There is nothing better than to know that He created you to fulfill a purpose and achieve great things.
Characteristics of the Vision:
1- Having VISION is a God thing.
We see in the Bible that the vision is initiated by God and it has been given to us.
That’s why deep inside, you have a sense of purpose, like your life is supposed to have a meaning and a plan.
Habakkuk. 2:2 Then the LORD said to me, “Write the vision. Make it clear on tablets so that anyone can read it easily.”
2- The VISION without YOU is useless.
You need to receive the vision. God is looking for Visionary people who are determined to fulfill the Vision; people that understand what things should be done and know that all this comes from God.
3- The VISION will be tested.
All Vision will be tested by various conflicts and adversities.
We must allow the vision to be tested and stand the test of time. If the Vision is of God, nothing will stop us.
4- The VISION takes time.
It does not come immediately, it is a process. It needs time to grow, mature and be implemented. The vision needs you to take care of it; you work until you see it performed.
5- The VISION must be communicated so that more people will get involved in it.
Habakkuk 2: 2 says
“Make it clear on tablets so that anyone can read it easily.”… which means we need to share with others. They will listen to it and will want to be part of it.
Remember what the Bible says: “without Vision, you will perish…”
So, ask God to help you aim for the biggest and most extraordinary VISION for your life, because that will become your future.