It’s important for churches, organizations, and businesses to have a vision and a mission for their work, but it is just as important that we as individuals have a vision and a mission for our lives and families. This includes spiritual life, family and relationships, health and finances purpose and work, and being part of the Body of Christ. Knowing God’s vision for you life brings a certain confidence and peace, and in times troubled times you can rest knowing that if He gave you the vision, He will guide you and bring it to pass.
What vision is.
Th word for vision “châzôn” in Hebrew, used in Proverbs 29:18, is the same word used to describe revelation, and it means “mental image or dream.” For Christians, mental images and dreams is how God reveals the thoughts and plans His has toward.
Where vision should come from.
Vision should come from God. Sometimes you will have to seek God on deeper level for Him to reveal His vision to you other times He will just give you a glimpse of what He has for you without any effort on your part.
How to know God’s vision for your life.
You can find out what God’s envisions for your life as a believer in Christ by reading the Bible, especially New Testament promises that are meant for every believer. Faith, healing, prosperity, wholeness, soundness of mind, family salvation, peace, joy, self-control, are just some of the things that God desires for every believer to experience through faith in His Son Jesus. God also has a unique vision that is very specifically designed for each one of our lives and is connected to the desires He put in our hearts. This deeper, more specific vision comes in times of prayer, fellowship with the Holy Spirit, and through the gift of prophecy in other believers (which should always confirm what is in your spirit and line up with the Word of God).
God said, “Write the vision and make it plain that they may run who read it,” Habakkuk 2:2. When your vision is plainly written out, it becomes a guiding force. As you run your race of faith (see Hebrews 12:1) it will keep you on track. You can refer to it when you lose your way or when the allurement of other things try to confuse or consume you. If you keep it before your eyes you will always have good success.
How to war with your vision.
Paul told Timothy, “In accordance with the prophecies previously made about you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,” 1 Timothy 1:18. You can use the vision given from God to stand against the enemies attacks on your life. When you know and believe what God says about you, you won’t be so willing to settle for less.
Write what you know and wait for the rest.
Beloved, even if you don’t have all the answers yet you can still get into the Word of God and find out God’s plan for you as a believer. As He reveals more to you, add to it but don’t be without a vision for your life.