Most successful businesses have a vision statement. They know their purpose, their mission, and their core values. The vision is clear. Everything is done according to the vision statement. The leadership hires and fires to the vision. The vision is key to success. It guides the company, attracts the right team, and creates the brand.
Does your personal life reflect such clarity? Many professing Christians today make decisions and buy stuff without a clear purpose and mission. However, it is impossible to give your all to the Kingdom of God when you’re passively sliding through life. Unless we have a clear vision, the love of the world will move in and affect our decisions.
We have examples in the Scriptures of godly men with a clear vision. Our Lord Jesus Christ, Stephen the martyr, and the Apostle Paul each had a clear vision statement. Notice what Ananias told Paul when he came to baptize him:
“The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard. And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Acts 22:14–16).
What a vision! Paul’s purpose was to be a witness to all men. He accomplished that purpose by knowing God’s will, seeing the Just One, and hearing the voice of His mouth. That was his mission. Baptism, calling on the name of the Lord, and being cleansed from sin through the blood of Jesus were some of his core values.
Consider Stephen, the martyr. His vision is written all over his life. The calling of God burned in his heart to the point of death. His purpose was clear, his mission was complete, and the values he stood for took him to glory.
If you don’t know, take some time to meditate on these questions and seek God’s vision for your life.
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