PERFORMANCE OF THE VISION – PART 2
WHAT, WHERE, WHY, HOW, WHEN.
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.” 6 Then said I: “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” 7 But the LORD said to me: “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and whatever I command you, you shall speak. 8 do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you,” says the LORD. 9 Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. 10See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.” 11Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Jeremiah, what do you see?” And I said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” 12 Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform my word.”
WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
A vision must point in a specific direction. There must be a desired destination to avoid a journey in futility. A lot of destinies have been aborted because people are unable to give an answer to Where? God gave Jonah a vision of a deliverer and gave him the direction to follow. A lot of individuals marry wrongly, fall into the wrong carrier because they are clueless in pursuing where they ought to be in a specific time in their future.
Our thought process, associations and actions will point in the direction we have chosen to walk. The voice we follow whether of the Holy Spirit or otherwise will propel us in fulfilling either God’s purpose for us or our own agenda. For example as a member of a ministry, you must align with the direction God has given the visionary so as to be on the same page to ensure we all safely arrive.
A lot of people even Christians alike sometimes make decisions without the consideration of the consequences involved. The question Why will bring to the open hidden motives and or agenda in the pursuit of our God given vision. The question WHY will serve to checkmate any form of selfishness to the vision. When we can answer why, we will be able to stand firm in the face of challenges and oppositions to the commission. Answering why will open the door to the expression of our gifts and talents.
When you know why of a vision or why you are a part of the vision of the ministry, you will not be lured away by other people’s dreams or get jealous of other people’s successes.
A direction without an agenda can end up anywhere or nowhere. When we know the purpose why God has brought us to be a part of a vision, we will be willing to walk in that direction. God had a plan when He created you (Jeremiah 29:11), and He gives you the blue print to follow to fulfil it.
For further study:
Personal declaration for the day:
I will receive God’s direction for my life and will stay on the path he has chosen for me.
Questions for you to reflect on:
Where are you in the vision of God for your life and where is your final destination?