Wednesday, 29 July 2009


Habakkuk 2: 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, It will not tarry.

The call to give birth to a vision means daring to be different, even radical: it means disconnecting from relationships that can hurt you, staying out of certain places, and reordering your priorities according to your God-given destiny, not popular consent.
Fulfilling a vision is not easy, its hard, its lonely, its sleepless, it’s appetite changing, it’s schedule-changing. Esther’s vision meant putting her life on the line and saying, ‘If I die, I die’. (Esther 4:16) Did she die? No, but she had to be willing to. Ruth left her home, family and comforts to where she felt her purpose was. There are people God will send your way to help you fulfil your vision but there are others that the enemy will send to destroy your vision. The enemy tried to destroy Moses and Jesus before they reached their second birthday. Why? He feared their future and he fears yours too.

Many people wear themselves out trying to fulfil a vision God didn't give them. So where did their vision come from: a) the most dominant influences in their life b) their need to 'prove' something to someone c) their unresolved issues: trying to win a parent's love, or to demonstrate they are as talented as their brother, sister, peer or in some cases the pastor of the bigger church across town. Abraham learned this lesson the hard way. God promised him a son, but he got impatient, worried about getting old, took bad advice and ended up fathering Ishmael. Be careful; all your praying, planning and pushing won't turn the wrong road into the right road! Furthermore, God won't empower you to do what he put into somebody else's heart to do. That's why it's foolish to compare yourself with others. God didn't promise to give you what He gave them. You are unique so is His plan for your life. People who make this mistake end up with a sense of failure and frustration because they're constantly measuring themselves by somebody else's assignment. If you're not 'graced' to do it, you'll wear out yourself (and everybody else). Identify the origin of your vision! Even when your vision is of God you'll experience disappointment, discouragement and delays. The truth is, the greater your vision the greater the attack that will come against you. But when you know deep down that your vision is of God, you'll be able to persevere through the hard times, and you'll have the assurance of the Psalmist, 'The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;' (Psalm 138:8)

When God gives a vision, He also gives you the provision to fulfil it. Often He’ll use something you already posses but you do not know it. 2 Corint. 4: 7’But we have this treasure in the earthen vessels…’ Ask Him to open your spiritual eyes to see what you already have or within your reach. When you recognised it or know what it is, give it to Him to bless it, it will be more than enough.
Ephes.3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that work in us,

Believe in what the Word of God says about you and speak it out. Thank God we have a vision that makes us alive in God. Proverb 29:18 where there is no vision, the people perish.

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