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
You may have heard it said that there is too much of an emphasis on "consciousness" within the Body of Christ at the present. The thought I've seen being expressed is that there were things being misconstrued and it was becoming self–focused and idolatrous self-exaltation. In some cases, I'm sure that is true. Where there is truth being emphasized, error will always try to creep in to skew it. Although, anytime there is an emphasis in a certain area where long tenured beliefs are being challenged or enhanced, we must look to see where our Lord is in it. We cannot fear the things God speaks because of the language being used and yet follow Him in the forefront of what He is establishing. Realignment often comes being imposed and yet pondered.
Asking the right questions get the right answers. As we ponder the things we wonder about to get clarity, its helpful to look within. The Lord will write it upon your heart before you need to know it. He will speak and progressively move you in the direction of what He has written. It's His plan and He's never negligent. So, as you are moving forward and processing what He's speaking to you, look within and listen. "The human spirit is the lamp of the LORD that sheds light on one's inmost being." Proverbs 20:27, NIV
The signs of purpose are all around us. Yet, often we don't see them for ourselves. It's possible that others do, but it takes insightfulness to look beyond the surface. Many do not know how to do that with themselves, much less someone else. Man looks at the outside but God looks at the heart. In order to see what God sees we have to get outside of ourselves to get past our everyday mundane perceptions and put on new eyes. It's like sitting near a body of water and no longer looking at the surface but refocusing into the depths to see below the surface.