WHO DECIDES THE VISION FOR YOUR LIFE AND WHY AND WHEN?
Proverbs 22:2 – Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
Proverbs 29:13 – The poor and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.
Jeremiah 1:5 – Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
God gave the poor and rich life and eyes but each choose what they see and through their choices their status is determined. God did not create some poor and other rich, he created all men equal. The purpose of a thing is in the heart of the manufacturer.
God created you so your reason for existence is His decision not yours. So you should get the vision for your life from God and not from other sources. Other sources of vision include, felt need, available resources, replicating success from other places, vanity, leader’s opinion, opportunity. The common thing with all this forms of vision generation is that it is man-made and not God inspired so their eternal dividend is nil. God created you, therefore he is the authentic source of your vision. Your life’s vision is meant to be revealed by God and received by you.
God already had a vision for you before you were born. Please note that you were created before you were made. From the foundation of the earth God has planned how you will live and function in this world. Your vision makes you unique and differentiates you from the rest of the world and makes you outstanding. For example living outside the vision of God for your life is like wearing a show that does not fit.
I pray that you will resolve to receive the vision for your life from God and cooperate with him to live the glorious life he has prepared for you.
Proverbs 19:21 – Many plans are in a person’s mind, but the LORD’s purpose will succeed.
For further study:
John 5:30, Proverbs 19:21
Personal declaration for the day:
Lord, you created me and you are the source of the vision for my life. Show me your plan for me and give me the grace to follow it.
Questions for you to reflect on:
Are you following God’s plan for your life?