Have you ever left home with no clue as to where you were going? Possibly you left with nowhere in mind. You will remember that one thing was common to those outings, ‘you arrived anywhere’ wherever your legs took you, was where you got to. Your mind was not neccessarily present to chart the course for you and when it did, everywhere seemed like it.
For many of us, the above describes us, individuals familiar to us, someone we know of or do remember or a scene in a movie or opera we’ve watched; but all in all, we are not enstranged from this character because it is an intrinsic part of our present societies.
Direction in life is a default for every human because without this, nothing gets done. You must purpose to eat, for you to cook or get into a restaurant. You must purpose to be a lawyer for you to go to law school. You must purpose to go to work for you to wake up early, get dressed and join the train by 7:00am. Everything in life, requires direction and many understand this, but it unfortunate that when it comes to the real things of life and things that are instrumental to our advancement, many are oblivious of this truth but tend to gallivant, glide on and go with the flow in life; but notice, the waves of the sea flows wherever it pleases, thus a gliding person ends nowhere. A quick test, right now would reveal this truth to you….”why are you online right now. What is your sole aim for being the internet right now (please answer this questionto yourself or preferably write your answer down) now, examine the reason you just gave as to why you are on-line, is it satisfactory to you, is it reasonable when it comes to living a life of purpose and direction? If not, then it is time for a real change.
Vision is a specific destination plan, laid out to guide a person or group of people to a desired end or result. Without a vision a life is wasted, without direction a life is off-course. Everywhere would seem like it and everything offered you would appeal to you but eventually they all will take you nowhere because you do not know what you want. Until there is vision you would remain a dumping ground for everything; good, bad, and ugly. Habbakkuk 2:2 says; write the vision make it plain that they may run that read it. There is no running without a vision and there can be no achieving without a running because the Apostle Paul in scriptures reveals that be that runs, does so to obtain a prize, does he advices that we should run that we may obtain the prize. Thus we see the great link between vision and obtaining a goodlife in this life. It is not an apple that would fall of a cherry tree on you rather it is an apple you must ‘pluck’ from an apple tree.
I remember on one particular occasion, I was getting tired of working at something, because I was yet to see results from it, then suddenly the Spirit of God spoke up within me saying, ” At an Airport, do you get envious of someone traveling interstate because his flight is just an hour and your’s is 12 hours or even 30 hours because you are traveling out of the country? If you do that and allow the thought to consume you and choose to buy another flight ticket, you will ‘Never’ get to your destination, ‘Never’ meet those you should come in contact with and will ‘Never’ strike great deals that you should have, to establish a glorious future
That day, the Holy Spirit gave me a complete analogy of the need for a life of vision alongside with the pros of following through with it and the cons of not following through with it. It is all a life of choice but the good-life is better and requires vision to enjoy its entirety.
Remain Ever Blessed,
GLOW Ministries intl.