The First Principle: Have a Clear, Guiding Purpose

The First Principle: Have a Clear Guiding Purpose by myles munroe

September 3

The first principle in our Twelve Principles for Fulfilling Personal Vision is that you must have a clear guiding purpose for your life. Every effective leader or group of people in history has had one thing in common: They were directed by a clear vision. Remember that Moses, Joshua, David, and Nehemiah each had visions that drove them and motivated their actions.

I cannot stress enough the need for a guiding vision in life because it is perhaps the single most important key to fulfilling your dream. You personally, as an individual, must have your own guiding life vision. This vision must be absolutely clear to you because, otherwise, you will have nothing to aim at, and you will achieve nothing.

As I wrote earlier, when you know and understand what you were born to accomplish, that is purpose. When you can see it in your mind by faith and begin to imagine it, that is vision. You cannot contribute to God’s greater purpose if you don’t know your personal vision. If you have no sense of focus, you will just drift along.

I like what Jesus said in Luke 2:49: “I must be about my Father’s business” (KJV). There were many other businesses Jesus could have been about, but He identified a specific life work that was His own and that motivated everything He did. Having a clear guiding purpose will enable you to stay on track when you are tempted to be distracted by lesser or nonessential things.
Prayer:
Father, please help me to define a clear guiding purpose for my life, according to Your will for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: Without a clear guiding purpose, you will achieve nothing.
Reading: Psalm 140–142; 1 Corinthians 14:1–20
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)

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