The Enemies of Vision Part 1
I will highlight some enemies of vision. These are the things that delay or hinder the fulfilment of vision. Agreed, the devil is the enemy of every good thing but you need to be aware of the tools he uses. The Bible says “for we are not ignorant of the devices of the devil”. We should take note of his devices to prevent any loss on our part.
Hosea 4:6 – My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
It is often said that ignorance is not an excuse. Friend, I agree. Your lack of knowledge of God’s vision for your life does not stop the flow of life it only delays your part of it. The devil is called the ‘prince of darkness’ because he thrives and delights in people’s ignorance. Ignorance is the absence of light in one form or another. No matter how great a vision and destiny God has for you, you are not a threat to the devil and cannot be a blessing to people if you are ignorant of the vision. The cure to this is knowledge and you get this through a consistent hunger and thirst for knowledge and pursuit of it. You have to search for it both in prayer and study. The Bible is the manufacturer’s manual and God is our manufacturer so let’s keep connected to Him.
Poor preparation and Impatience leading to lack of clarity and/or poor communication
Habakkuk 2:1-4 – I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer when I am corrected. Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. 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. “Behold the proud, His soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith.
Friend, half cooked food could be poisonous and dangerous, so too is lack of clarity regarding vision. It takes patience and thoroughness to be clear about God’s blueprint for our lives. God’s thoughts are higher thoughts and His ways are higher ways so we need to pay attention and employ great patience to tune into His frequency. You will appreciate that on a dark night, if the headlamp on your car is not working, you will have a lot of difficulty driving; you might have to abandon your car and find another means of transportation due to poor visibility. So also if your vision is not clear and is poorly communicated, your success may be delayed or in many cases the vision may not be accomplished because disillusionment frustrates people. Jesus spent 30 years preparing for 3 years of ministry. From observation and experience I have discovered that a lot of visions fail because of little or no preparation. The cure to this is first taking time to get the details right and being very clear in your mind about what is required of you. Then, by patiently making the required adjustment on your part, you make a speedy accomplishment. Friend, the clearer you see the faster you will go.
For Further Study
Proverbs 29:18; Isaiah 28:10
Personal declaration for the day
I walk with knowledge and clarity of my God given Vision.
Questions for you to reflect on
How much research have you carried out on how to accomplish your vision?
How do you re-inspire your vision in your heart?