Do you know why you exist? If so, do you know specifically where you are going in life? One of the greatest gifts mankind is vision. I’m not referring to vision in the sense of sight but vision as function of the heart. Those who have accomplished great exploits in life have done so due to vision. Vision generates hope in times of despair and provides endurance in tests, trials, and tribulations but yet in our fellowships this important aspect to life is tremendously overlooked and in some cases never taught about.
One of the main reasons people shy away from fulfilling their vision is due to wanting to fit in instead of standing out for the Kingdom of YHVH. But when your vision is locked down, it builds courage and becomes our source of persistence. What is vision? Vision is the ability to see farther than your physical eyes can see. It’s the ability to see what is and what can be and make it a reality. Vision determines your destiny in life. There was a poll taken back in 2016 by Rasmusen and they found that 87% of the population were not happy with where they were at in life or their job. I interpret this poll to mean pretty much 87% of the world’s population doesn’t have a real vision. In other words, they aren’t quite sure where they are going in life.
When our vision is established it gives us a future address by showing us our purpose and destiny. For example, those persistent thoughts, dreams, and ideas that won’t leave you alone and constantly are going round and around in your mind. That’s vision. It’s the ability to see not only what is but what can be and turn it into a reality. Vision is a distinctive direction or approach for accomplishing a mission. This is pretty much why 87% of the population finds themselves unhappy with their life. Having no purpose or mission in life leads to no specific destination, and we just float around going through the motions of our daily routines.
Where there is no vision the people perish: but he that keeps the Law, happy is he. Proverbs 29:18
That word perish doesn’t imply to die. It means to have disorder, confusion, and shame in one’s life as being uncovered or naked. When we have disorder, confusion, and shame in our life it hinders us from walking out our purpose. When we aren’t walking out our purpose, it’s impossible to fulfill our vision because visions comes directly from purpose. Purpose is simply knowing and understanding what you were born to accomplish. Every living creature has a purpose. YHVH is about action based on purpose focused on eternity. When you and I aren’t fulfilling our purpose in life we are left feeling uncomfortable, dissatisfied, and unfulfilled.
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, Isaiah 46:10
YHVH establishes a purpose, then creates something or someone to fulfill that purpose. All you have to do is look at the creation story and the pattern of purpose is established right in the beginning. When things aren’t functioning in their purpose it causes a whole lot of issues. Look at what happened to Adam and Eve in garden when both of them chose to do something that wasn’t a part of their mission.
When we have purpose in our lives, it disciplines our behavior and chooses our habits and thus brings meaning to our lives. Realizing our purpose is what truly brings our vision to life.
We are YHVH’s workmanship, created in Messiah Y’shua to DO GOOD WORKS, which Elohim prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10. So we aren’t saved by doing good works BUT FOR THE PURPOSE of doing good works. This is a huge difference that gets overlooked in my opinion. So how do we start to figure out this vision and mission thing? Here are some ideas that can point us in the right direction and help us get started in realizing our vision and mission.
Take some time and meditate and daydream about what you want to do in life. Write down those ideas and desires you have so that you have them handy for later. Also write down what you’ve always wanted to do. Think about your gifts and talents. Write down how your dreams, talents, and gifts go together. You should keep these by your bed and every night for a week read what you’ve written down.
Start asking yourself do my ideas really hold true? Is this truly what I want to do with my life? If you answer yes, then keep what you’ve written down handy because you will need to go back and reference your information. This is very important what you have written down because you will continue to refer back to them while forming your specific vision, mission, and goals that will complete your purpose.
This is exactly what I did when I started ministering in Central America. What is awesome is that over fifteen years later what I wrote down still holds weight and hasn’t changed at all. Even though I made a few adjustments due to being in a new culture and environment in which I was ministering, the principles and the foundation was true and continues to be true to this day by the grace of YHVH.
Don’t be part of the 87% of unhappy people in the world. Stop trying to fit in with the trendy, what’s in for today crowd. Become a trailblazer that makes a positive difference in others. Blessings and shalom.