The Bible talks a lot about the importance of vision. Probably the most quoted verse on the subject is Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
I typically think about the BIG picture when someone talks about vision. I think about what my business/life is going to look like in 5 or 10 years. I’m assuming that’s pretty normal.
Theoretically, a clear BIG-picture vision will cause a trickle-down effect that impacts your daily life. If you want your life to look a certain way in 5 years, you should probably be doing things now that are heading you in that direction. That makes sense. But in real life, it’s not always that simple.
Some people who are great at creating a BIG picture vision are not very good at creating a day-to-day vision. Unfortunately, I would throw myself firmly into that category.
It’s easy for me to see how everything works out 10 years down the road. It’s much harder for me to see how everything works out 10 days down the road. That’s a problem, and here’s why.
When the Bible talks about a lack of vision being destructive, It’s not just talking about the BIG-picture vision for your life. It’s talking about the vision for your month. It’s talking about the vision for your day. Heck, it’s talking about the vision for your next meeting.
The reason I know that is true is because I’ve lived long enough to learn those meetings, days, and months ARE your life. If you don’t have a clear vision for the little-picture things, then you really don’t have a vision for the BIG-picture things. Your BIG-picture vision is just wishful thinking.
So let me finish up with one more thought. “Give us this day our daily bread” is a well-known part of the Lord’s prayer. Along with that, maybe we should all start praying, “Give us this day our daily vision.”
Ask the Lord to reveal His purpose for your life today. Ask the Lord to give you clarity and wisdom. Ask the Lord for the strength to live out THIS day in alignment with the vision He has given you.
Verse Of The Day
Where there is no vision, the people perish: – Proverbs 29:18 KJV
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