Characteristics of effective Vision – Part 2
Luke 19:10 – For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost
John 10:10 – The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
A vision must be desirable and inspirational for it to mean anything to the people. Because of the selfish nature of mankind, if there is nothing in it for them they won’t connect with it. A vision should mirror solutions to the obvious needs of the people it is being directed to and it should inspire them. It should resonate with their values and interest. In the above scripture you will see that the vision of our Lord Jesus Christ centres on the needs of the people and not His own. He puts the people in the picture and not himself. One of the worst things to do with a vision is to exclude the people from the picture and scheme of things. As without a vision the people perish so also without the people the vision will perish.
The vision must provide the people with a stable future. The happiest people are the people that live in their future. Give people a stable future and they will connect with the vision. Friends, no matter how called you may be. No matter how true your vision may be if it does not provide the people with a future of happiness and stability it will not be effective.
I have learnt this and that is one of the reasons why all my messages are centred on Christ because he has the power to remove the burdens and destroy the yoke in the lives of people. This provides for the people the future of their dreams. A future that is full of happiness and stability. The vision of this ministry takes you into your own wealthy place in God. It includes you in the scheme of things. You are a participant not an onlooker. We are together working with God through this vision to remove burdens and destroy yokes that are holding people back from the best that God has for them. And together we become problem solvers like Christ.
Finally please be aware that it is knowledge acted upon that brings result. So rise up and apply this understanding in your life and see God surprise you.
For further study:
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.
Questions for you to reflect on:
How are you developing the character?