¢Do not shrink your inner voice at the altar of others noise and false reports¦somewhere in your heart, God has placed a treasure which only you can dig out and benefit from. ¢To dig this treasure will take you a while. You will have to plan to know exactly what it is, and exactly where it is. Youll have to have the right crew by your side. ¢This treasure, planning, journey and digging is what I am calling VISION¦
Vision is not only the power to see, but also of foresight and imagination. Even the visually impaired have this power¦the ability to see and comprehend beyond what their brains could interpret as optical data. Human beings have the ability to translate words and instructions imaginatively. We are able to draw mental pictures more clearly than we can even draw on paper or explain verbally. The greatest gift is not the ability to see, but this ability of vision. God put dreams where we cannot miss them. Because of vision, I am the best raw material to myself.
A vision is a supernatural appearance, which only a supernatural ability can make comprehendible and tangible.
¢Where there is no vision, people perish¦Prov 29:18
¢My people perish because of lack of knowledge¦Hosea 4:6 ¢Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us¦Ephesians 3:20 ¢Prov 1:7 and 9:10¦The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge/ wisdom. ¢Habakkuk 2:2¦write the vision down¦though it tarrys, it shall come to pass ¢Do not despise the days of your humble beginnings¦Job 8:7
VISION PART II
By Dominic Khaemba
From: The Ageless Note-book
Teach me oh Lord to number my days that I may gain a heart of wisdom and lead a fulfilling life to you, myself, family and friends¦Psalms 90:12
This section will make a stronger connection if you read it as a follow-up to part I.
You can never remember what you never knew, and you can never apply what you cannot remember. As the world changes and perfects the struggles and the suffering that we face; as the world changes and justifies the insignificance of individual strength by being too complicated and fast; many people find themselves feeling impatient, hopeless and unworthy: When this happens, you need a reminder that you are still on a journey, and that your best days are ahead.
But you cannot tell if youre your best days are ahead if you have nothing to look forward to. This is where a vision for your life comes in as the ability to anticipate future events, touch them and believe in them as if they were real.
Also, you will need a reminder of what your future plans are¦but since you cannot remember what you never knew, you therefore come back to Knowledge
as; a clear awareness and information gained through devoted study and Experience. This knowledge is what you shall apply in preparing for your future and this preparedness is what keeps us from despairing too quickly when overwhelmed by circumstances around us.
Our creative imagination also plays a big part in determining how far God chooses to bless us. If we do not use this faculty to envision better lives for ourselves in the future, we limit God in terms of how much He also decides to bestow on us. Eph 3:20.
Knowledge does two important things. It distinguishes us from fools and it is a sure preservative of our lives. But the knowledge acquired in the boundaries of Gods instruction is the one that is able to do this. Otherwise, this knowledge is useless¦and can quickly turn our hearts into pride.
Pride goes before a fall. From the verses above, without knowledge and vision, we perish. Without creative imagination, we receive little from God. It is only in the fear of the Lord that our knowledge can begin to yield better lives for us and the people around us.
Living as you move towards your dreams is a life full of joy and peace in dimensions and depths one can never experience otherwise. With a sense of calling,
¢MY VISION IS ENLARGED THROUGH IMAGINATION¦ and this way, ¢I wont MIND THE SMALL SACRIFICES that I have to make as part of the journey.
A personal inventory is a way to store up our vision. Habakkuk 2:2 says write the vision down. Though it tarrys, it shall surely come to pass. Write it so that whoever reads it may run with it/ facilitate your attaining of that vision.
Keep a personal inventory in a journal. This is among the questions you may ask yourself as you do so. 1.What is my calling?
¢The thing is to find ideas which allow me to power all my experiences, gifts and talents, all my wisdom and knowledge A calling is a duty to which
one attaches special importance and devotes special care. It must be strong enough to allow me to combine
a)Talent harnessed by discipline
b)Passion paired with hard work
c)Love united with commitment
d)Consistency which wipes away complacency
If you are leaving your calling, you exude an enjoyment and connection to the gifts that transcends the recognition, fame and fortune you may receive for expressing those talents. ¢If you find the thing which you can do for free, simply for the fulfillment of doing it, you have found your calling.