ARE YOU A PERSON OF VISION?
Vision is why the son of God, the lord Jesus Christ could sacrifice his very life for a vision. How is that possible? Because the vision surpasses the life. Even though Christ’s life was terminated at the middle age of 33, yet the vision survived him.
That is how each one of our lives are supposed to be modelled. A life given out to vision, a life fully lived for vision and a life if necessary that could be sacrificed for vision. Vision therefore is the essence of life, while people are means of carrying out the vision. God’s vision, heaven’s vision, divine Vision, earth’s vision, personal vision and universal vision.
Bringing this message home to each and every one of us privileged to participate in this discourse. Can you confidently say that you are a person of vision? What is the vision you are living for? What is your life’s vision? Do you have any global vision? Any general vision? Any personal vision? Is it well defined? Do you have clarity in your vision? Could you be woken up at 3am and still be able to tell anyone your vision? What are you doing for the actualization of your vision?
God is a God of vision. A scripture that has inspired me over the years on the emphasis God places on vision is in Jeremiah 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
That is quite compelling isn’t it? Let’s examine some of the truths that God is trying to point us to in this scripture:
- BEFORE I FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB, I KNEW YOU:
That little statement right there “before I formed you in the womb I knew you” speaks volumes. God is demonstrating himself here as the God of the beginning and the end. He is actually telling us that he as God almighty, actually finishes something before he begins it. That is why he is the alpha and the omega the beginning and the end at ones, at the same time.
The implication of that is, before God starts to create you, he had finished the plan for your life, he had seen the end of your life before he even started the process of your creation. So what we now see as your creation, your Beginning, is only the Alpha that is been manifested after the Omega had been completed. God does not begin something without first finishing it. God did not begin your life without him completing your vision. It is because your vision had been completed that you were created.
In a layman’s explanation, God only created you after he had perfected the vision and purpose for which he wanted you to live. We could say God created you to carry out the vision for which you were created. Life is about vision. A man or woman is created as an instrument to fulfill that vision.
To Be Continued Tomorrow With The Following points:
- Your calling and vision has been pre-ordained
- What is the relationship between Vision and purpose?
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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.