“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision.”Helen Keller
Sight and vision are two different things. Sight is the blessing of seeing what’s in front of you. Vision is seeing what is not there and what could be.
Both are a blessing!
Sight allows us to see what’s in front of us and to process the moments we have. To be able to do this, is wonderful and it shouldn’t be taken for granted.
One thing about sight is this, we only see what’s in front of us. In fact, many times, it’s hard to see past what’s in front of us as our sight connects to our emotions, feelings and belief of what reality is. Because of this, there are times we see things right and there are times we get it wrong.
Have you been there?
I have. I’ve been tricked by what my sight told me as my emotions and feelings led me to belief things that weren’t true. For me, I’ve had to work on this because if I don’t, I can be led on a roller coaster from what I’m seeing.
Vision allows us to see what is not there, which opens the door of possibilities and hope. To be able to do this is wonderful and it shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Vision goes deeper than sight because, seeing what could be opened up hope, creativity, a dream and opportunity. Just think about the things we enjoy today, started out with vision.
The iPhone has changed the world and it started with vision. Who could of imagined that we would have a computer in the palm of our hands that could email, text, call people in other countries, watch movies, get the news, play games and go shopping. Not many people. But Steve Jobs saw it and he did it.
But far greater than the iPhone are the plans God has for you and for me.
This is because we’re not an accident, we’ve been ordained to be here at this time, in this moment for this generation. We have purpose and God is the Author and Finisher of our faith. Therefore, our part is to see it and then move toward it.
Vision, do you see it?
Our challenge is that it’s easy to not see it. In fact, it’s easier to believe what we see verses what we don’t see. But God has something better for us, He has vision. In this is the opportunity to break barriers, change trajectories, grab possibilities and see God do the impossible.
This is what God can do in us!
So, how do we see it?
“9. That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.” 10. But it was to us that God revealed these things by His Spirit. For His Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.”1 Corinthians 2:9-10
Notice, no eye has seen and no ear has heard, what God has for us. This requires vision. It’s beyond what we know and see.
Then He says, it’s revealed to us through His spirit. It’s His spirit that show us God’s deep secrets.
This is where the Holy Spirit can help us to have vision. It’s through the spirit of God that He shows us beyond our ability and we get into His ability.
So, what is your vision?
God has one for you and it’s beyond what you see or know. Our part, is to reach for it!
Here’s three thoughts in how the Holy Spirit can help us see the vision God has.
First, read God’s word. His word is life to us and when we read it, it stimulates our mind to think and understand His promises for us. This is very important because, we are bombarded every day with things that are contrary to what God wants. If we don’t feed ourselves God’s word, we will believe the things around us versus what God has for us. I encourage you, read His word daily in a rhythm and plan that works for you.
Second, pray daily. Prayer gives God the chance to move in our lives and, to change our lives. When we pray, we open ourselves up to what heaven has for us. Prayer is a way that we hear God as He unfolds His vision for us. Something happens around us and in us when we pray. I encourage you, pray daily. God loves to hear your voice and He moves through your words.
Third, find a need and fill it. When we connect ourselves to something bigger than us, we are empowered to grow beyond ourselves. Vision is inspired by a need. When we let compassion flow through us to an area of need, God can put vision on the inside of us that sees possibility and opportunity. It’s my belief, if we have a lack of vision it’s because we can grow more in compassion. I encourage you, what need is around you that you can be a solution in?
God is ready to fulfill vision in our lives, our part is to give God a chance to do it.
Vision, do you see it?
Take these steps today and let God begin to show you what you can’t see, to lift beyond what you thought you could be.
Remember, “you can do all things through Christ, who gives you the strength.” Philippians 4:13!
God bless you today and the best is yet to come!