This, in itself, is a very strong statement. It really does require a considerable amount of thought and reflection to truly understand its implications.
There is an old proverb in the Bible that says “man without vision shall perish.” Nothing could be further from the truth. It does not mean literal perishing. Rather, it means that the life a person lived without having vision will be marked with struggle, anxiety and a lack of fulfillment and purpose.
We live in a society today where everybody is grappling with the notion of what is their purpose and meaning in life. Vision plays a huge role because you have to know where you’re headed and what your purpose is in order to for fulfill your destiny.
I read a quote that has never left my mind. It said “you cannot drive forward looking in the rearview mirror.” Unfortunately, most people live looking at their past mistakes, failures and circumstances rather than looking positively to their future. There is so much of the mindset of “I wish I had done this or that.” Living a life of regret is not living at all.
This is where vision comes in. I wholeheartedly believe that God places a vision for our life in us – it’s our responsibility to grow and nurture it and figure it out.
Having a clear vision for your life breathes excitement and possibilities, direction and purpose into everything that we do. It is our responsibility to get away from all of the noise and be introspective, and even pray when necessary, to tap into those areas in your life that have largely been left untouched.
Most of us are very busy and rarely take time to rest and be still. This is perhaps a challenging place for my life and I find myself struggling to sit still and be quiet. Fortunately, I am extremely thankful to know the vision for my life and how I can leverage my unique talents and abilities to make a positive impact on the people around me in the world as a whole.
Your goal should be to pursue identifying the vision for your life that also leverages your strengths, your skills and abilities where you can make a positive impact on this world as well. It will give you a sense of purpose and excitement when you have a clear vision for your own life.
Make a commitment to go off somewhere and reflect on the areas of your life that you have found the most fulfillment and enjoyment and start to piece together the things you did and accomplished using your own abilities. When those meet, it will give you a clear sense of how you can live your life on purpose with vision.
Having a vision will propel your life forward and unique doors of opportunity will present themselves to you as you step into this new chapter in your life.
I am supremely confident that you have amazing gifts that you can use to for fill yourself and make an amazing impact on others around you.