Your vision is a clear conception of something that is not yet reality, but which can exist. It is a strong image of a preferable future. This means that the present is not enough; something else is needed. Vision is always pushing the envelope. It demands change by its very nature. This is a very important point.
Many people don’t realize that vision is active even when times are good and things are in a positive state.
Why will God activate a vision when things are going well? To stir up your life so that you will move forward and progress rather than becoming complacent. A vision will always take you from good to better and from better to best.
Vision is always future-focused. Sometimes people say, “Let’s go back to the good old days.” Yet if we do that, we will not progress in what God has planned for us. We need to build on the past, but we cannot return to it. I confess that the temptation to focus on the “good old days” has been one of my challenges in life.
Vision does not mean regaining what you had; it means moving forward to gain what you have never had. Vision doesn’t try to recapture the good old days; rather, it desires to create days that have not yet existed.
Father, thank You for the times in my past, both good and bad. You have used them to mold me into the person I am today. Yet I don’t want to focus on the past. Move me forward each day in fulfillment
of the exciting plans You have for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: A clear vision gives us a passion that keeps us continually moving forward in life.
Reading: Proverbs 3–5; 2 Corinthians 1
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)