2. Frustration and Stagnation- Every vision has a given path to be followed unto the designated destination appointed for it by God. Not only does God have a vision, He has a plan on how He wants the vision executed, He has the purpose for which He wants the vision executed and He has a given pattern of pursuit and strategy, for the execution of His plan.
Many times when people hear about God’s Vision, plan, purpose and pursuit for man they are disinterested, because they think it means they have to become a puppet before God; but this does not make you a puppet rather it makes you have more control over all of your life’s circumstances through Christ Jesus and His Holy Spirit leading and guiding you into all truths John16:13.
Scriptures reveals that there is a way that seems right unto a man but the end thereof are the ways of death Prov.14:12 &16:25. When a man is guided by the Lord He can never miss it in life because He is our Lord that teaches us to profit and leads us in the way that we should go Isaiah 48:17. Scripture also revealed that as many looked unto Him (Jesus Christ) were lightened(meaning illuminated) and their faces were NOT ashamed. Stagnation and frustration is far away from a man led, guided and helped of the Lord. I don’t know about you, but if I had a central guide who could show me the way to live life perfectly and hitch free without having a visit to the hospital, nor having any financial crisis nor fights between family and friends, I won’t blink an eye to follow him. You see, being led of the Lord does not weaken your mind, rather it sharpens it because the spirit of God breaths upon your mind when He speaks to you Ezekiel 2:2 and when He does He sharpens the capacity of your mind, for exploits and conquest. A feeble minded Gideon became strengthened in His mind when the Lord spoke to Him over and again, giving him divine strategies of war and conquest, against the Midianites Judges 6:14-16, 25-34, 7:1-25.
Gideon’s story is a classic piece, of what God can do with any man willing to be led, guided and helped by Him. A chicken hearted Gideon became a mighty man of war suddenly, all by the help, leading, and guidance of the Lord. James 4:6 and 1Peter5:5 reveals that God resists the proud but gives(releases) Grace to the humble. One way to be positioned against Grace is to carry the care concerning a God given vision and become law driven in your self effort to accomplish it Gal 5:4 rather than resting in Jesus Christ to help you and empower you, like He did for Gideon. In 1Pet.5:6-7, Peter reveals greater truths concerning this, when by the Spirit he said, “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time; casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you affectionately”. Therefore, when a person resists the leading of the lord in any area of life and living, He limits the Grace of God being manifest towards Him or her for by flesh shall no man prevail. Thus Rather than being helped of the Lord He becomes resisted because pride goes before destruction Prov.16:18. Cast the care of that vision or ministry today, let the Lord help you with it, for when you are well submitted to God in all things especially concerning your life’s vision then you would be able to resit the devil because great grace is being poured out in the place of humility.