Is there anything worse than not having your sight? Oh yes it would be much worse to have your sight, but not to have vision. – Helen Keller
The Greek word for vision is “hazon” which means to see. The Hebrew word is “optasia“ which means coming into view.
Vision is given by God to paint the picture of your purpose with clarity which produces the passion in you to run the race for the LORD. It is vision that makes the unseen visible and the unknown possible. Vision generates hope in the midst of despair and provides endurance in tribulation. Vision is the foundation of courage and the fuel of persistence.
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish; But happy is he who keeps the law.
Where there is no vision or revelation of the future people throw off self-control, personal discipline and restraint. Vision is the source of personal discipline. Vision will enable you to be disciplined and keep the law.
William Carey father of modern missions saw the vision of how the nations can be impacted if we send out missionaries. He became the first missionary in modern missions to India and transforming the land of India through social transformation (Sati was abolished) through spiritual transformation by translating the Bible in several languages. He really strug-gled the first seven years losing his child and wife but still continued on to accomplish his vision.
Without the vision you will go back to your past Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fish-ing.” They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. – John 21:3
The context here is after the LORD’s resurrec-tion and before His ascension, Simon Peter convinced the other disciples of Jesus to go back to fishing which was their past profes-sion. They had not captured the vision that the LORD had inspired in their hearts. Similarly if you have not captured the God-given vision for your life you will go back to your past.
Have you seen people talk about the good old days? They have no vision for the future. We should be talking about the great new days and the vision that you are striving for. If your past is more glorious than your future you do not have a vision.
Let us seek God’s face to discover our God given vision! Lord Jesus show me the vision for my life that you have purposed and I will fol-low it through.