When you look at your future, what do you see?
The Bible says in Prov. 29:18 “Where there is no vision , the people perish…” KJV
Pastor and I used to have a friend who was really near sighted. He had to wear specific glasses to be able to drive his vehicle to see where he was going.
Some people are really near sighted when it comes to their lives. They can’t see far. They can’t see beyond what’s in front of them. They can’t see into the future. You can tell if someone is near sighted by what they talk about. If all they talk about are the problems they’re dealing with, if all they talk about is other people, if all they talk about are the all the issues of their day to day life, they’re near sighted. They’ve lost sight of the big picture of what God has for their lives.
If you want to go the next level, you have to see the next level! What does the next level of your life look like to you? You’ll never leave where you are until you see where you’d rather be. If you see nothing, you can expect nothing. What do you see yourself doing? What are your financial goals? Do you have pictures and images of what you see in your future? When you do, you become far sighted. You get more focused on things you’re expecting and your life begins to build momentum. But you have to get serious about building that momentum.
Tony Robbins, author of ‘Awakening the giant within’ says: “the most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them, you immediately begin to build momentum.”” We said momentum is a force that moves stronger and faster over time. When you don’t have a vision for your life, that’s momentum working against you. With no vision, you could struggle year after year waiting on God to do something. When you get serious about your goals, you’ll start building momentum in the right direction.
Once you’re clear about your goals, become your own best cheerleader. Remember God hasn’t necessarily told other people what He’s told you about your vision or future. If you wait for others to cheer you to live your dream, you might wait a long time. When it comes to pursuing God’s plan for your life, you have to become your own best cheerleader.
Like we said last week, you have to be fixed, firm and focused on your vision. Fixed means secure and it’s used to describe something that does not change. That means other people’s negative words do not change what God has put in your heart. Vision is the ability to see what others can’t see. Imagine and visualize your dreams with great clarity. When the vision is clear, the results will be appear.
When pastor Victor and I began planning our return to Kenya for ministry, one man of God said to us: “You go and plow.” Now that didn’t sound very interesting to this girl that had lived abroad for almost 20 years. But I knew it meant starting from scratch. Starting with the vision in our heart, defining it clear and going for it without turning back. It meant speaking life into that dream. It meant speaking the opposite of what we were hearing around us. Simply speaking positive words over our vision. What do you see in your future and what are you saying about it? Are you speaking life into your vision?
Isa 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Do you believe your words accomplish what you say concerning your vision? Your life will move in the direction of your words. Make positive declarations over your vision. God will restore the years you haven’t accomplished much as you declare what you see yourself doing.