The Bible assures believers of their daily their needs but many believers do lack their basic needs. This lack extends beyond temporal to long term. In this Newsletter, some reason why Christians lack what they need and how they could overcome lack are discussed.
It has been recorded that “where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” (Pro 29:18). This scripture talks about the vision from God. When believers do not hear the prophetic word of God they perish. The same is true of all humans because if people do not have a revelation from God about themselves, they would lack and perish in their deplorable circumstances. Vision or purpose is something that one is passionate about. A person is careless and lazy because s/he is not passionate about anything. S/he controls nothing but is controlled by life´s events. What one does and does not do tells whether s/he is a person of vision or not.
Vision as something that is supernaturally presented to the human mind about oneself needs to be clearly defined and written down. Prophet Habakkuk was advised by God to write his vision down so that people could easily read it as they run (Hab 2:2). Vision or purpose must be pursued relentlessly with the wisdom of God. Information about the vision must be sought after because one is likely to perish with their vision if the required knowledge is not obtained. It is written that for lack of knowledge people perish (Hosea 4:6). Believers perish for lack of knowledge about God. Similarly, vision carriers are destroyed for lack of knowledge about their visions.
Vision carriers should continuously update themselves on their vision. Prayer and constant alignment with God, the giver of vision, should be a priority. In addition, one could do this by participating in relevant conferences and seminars, reading and self-tuition, taking up some tailor-made courses and through online studies. It is also important to have a trusted and seasoned mentors who could train you up to sharpen your vision. You may also seek professional consultants who could help you clarify your visions and how to pursue it with zeal and vigor.
Redefining Vision and Staying Motivated
Believers should have the willingness and commitment to continuously assess and evaluate their progress according to their visions. This could be done periodically and if the vision needs to be modified, it must be done. True vision is not to be abandoned entirely but reoriented to suit realities. When you get stuck with your vision, it does not mean that God has failed you. You might need to renegotiate and change direction as you remain focused.
In the midst of challenges and difficulties, you ought to be motivated by your purpose. Stay strong and keep going. Remind yourself constantly of your vision and that would give you the strength to sail through the challenging times. Money and fame or popularity are not to be your motivations, but they are by-products of achieved vision. David did not seek to be popular or famous, but he kept himself busy by his purpose. He risked his life to pursue this purpose. What made David risked his life running after lion and adder? (1Sam 17:32-37). He knew his purpose as a shepherd from his childhood (1Sam 16:10-13, Eze 34:23) and committed himself to doing it well.
Each person, irrespective of their physical conditions, is born to accomplish a purpose on earth. It takes the grace of God to identify this purpose. And when it is identified, it does not matter how small it might be, one can be successful if s/he commits to it.
Prayer: May God give you a revelation about your purpose in life and grants you the grace to pursue it to the fullest end. In Jesus´ name. Amen!