Vision shows you where you’re going.
It is a mental picture of something you are passionate about. It is always futuristic. You cannot fulfill your vision with your eyes fixed on the rear-view mirror of life.
What are the risks of living without vision?
What dangers do you face by not knowing:
- How you want to influence others?
- What results you want to see in people under your sphere of influence?
- What is your primary contribution in this world?
If you decide to drift through life without purpose no matter how big the loss, it won’t mean much to you. But if you believe that your existence is proof that this world needs the gift in you, then you are capable to release it and make it available to others.
What generates vision?
During job interviews potential candidates are asked, “Where you do see yourself one, three or five years from now?”
Sometimes I ask people what is their vision for life. The majority are just living on a day-to-day basis. They are unable to articulate or paint a clear picture of their future. Their future seems to depend on all the wrong things.
A vision needs to be generated by more than your imagination of fleeting desires. You can’t just pull vision out of thin air. It requires something powerful to generate it, visualize it, capture it, embrace it, and live into it.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.” -Proverbs 29:18
People perish because of lack of vision. They have no vision because they haven’t identified their purpose. Your purpose is God’s original intention for your existence. Your purpose generates your vision, which gives way to a new realm of possibilities. When you know why you exist and the treasure you possess, you can see into the future.
When you fully capture and embrace your vision, you tap into a fountain of personal motivation you didn’t even know existed. The clearer your vision, the more you can draw from inner energy.
Initially, you possess the vision. Eventually, the vision possesses you. This is when you become unstoppable and pursue the fulfillment of your vision relentlessly.
“Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.” -Habakkuk 2:2
When your purpose is clear, so is your vision. Clarity allows you to run with your vision. You are more than capable of discovering your purpose to generate your vision.
I enjoy helping people to discover their purpose. I envision people expanding God’s kingdom, being more fruitful, more effective, more confident, living with focus and direction instead of spinning their wheels, existing but not living, going nowhere or being a mere product of their environment.
A treasure lies within you waiting to be discovered. When I had a personal encounter with my life purpose, it was as if purpose looked at me in my brown eyes and said, “Thank you for seeking me diligently. I’ve been waiting for you. Now, let’s go make it happen!”
The greatest human tragedy is unfulfilled purpose. The greatest human success is to discover it.