“Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 28:19 KJVV
When I think about having Vision, I think about being able to see clearly.
A number of years ago, I was having trouble seeing things from a distance. One day while in the mountains hunting, I couldn’t see the deer, but my friend Jerry could see them. I told him that it was because of the dusty roads, but he reminded me that it had just rained and there wasn’t any dust.
So I went to the eye Doctor when I returned home and low and behold, I needed glasses to see distance. It was like a miracle, I could see clearly for the first time in years. I had excellent Vision again!
Having a Vision for our lives is just as important. The scripture says, with out Vision, we perish!
About 350 years ago a shipload of travelers landed on the northeast coast of America.
The first year they established a town site. The next year they elected a town government.
The third year the town government planned to build a road five miles westward into the wilderness.
In the fourth year the people tried to impeach their town government because they thought it was a waste of public funds to build a road five miles westward into a wilderness.
Who needed to go there anyway?
Here were people who had the vision to see three thousand miles across an ocean and overcome great hardships to get there. But in just a few years they were not able to see even five miles out of town. They had lost their pioneering vision.
With a clear vision of what we can become in Christ, no ocean of difficulty is too great.
Without it, we rarely move beyond our current boundaries.
With out a Vision people perish;
I. Definition of Vision
VISION IS: THE ABILITY TO SEE, AWARENESS.
The faculty of sight, Unusual foresight, A mental image produced by the imagination, The experience of the supernatural as if with the eyes, the act or power of seeing with the eye; sense of sight something seen by other than normal sight; something perceived in a dream, or supernaturally revealed, as to a prophet, the experience of having such a perception or revelation,
Unusual competence in discernment or perception; intelligent
The manner in which one sees or conceives of something.
The word vision means – sight, dream, revelation or enlightenment.
The word perish means – to die or to expire.
II. What is a Vision?
VISION IS: THE FAITH TO BELIEVE
▪ Vision is the thing inside of us that guides us. It creates a desire to grow and improve.
▪ Vision embodies our hopes and ideals. It gives us a sense of purpose.
▪ Visions brings us flashes or glimpses of what is possible.
▪ Vision keeps us focused.
III. The Importance of Having a Vision;
VISION IS: ATTITUDE
1) Vision shows us where we are headed.
2) Vision provides motivation and inspires us to keep on going.
3) Vision helps to keep us moving forward and move through obstacles.
4) Vision provides focus.
5) Vision gives us meaning and purpose to what we do.
We can’t help how we came into this world,
but WE CAN HELP HOW WE LEAVE IT.
Without a vision the people perish.
I pray that you would re-focus and see clearly in 2017
Pastor Danny Sanchez