Sight is a function of the eyes, but vision is a function of the heart. You can have sight but no vision. God gave humanity the gift of vision so we would not have to live only by what we see.
God has given us birth for a purpose. As far as He is concerned, that purpose is already finished because He has placed within us the potential for fulfilling it. We can see that purpose through faith. To paraphrase Hebrews 11:1, faith is the substance of things you hope to accomplish, the evidence of things you can see even when others cannot.
For true visionaries, the imaginary world of their visions is more real to them than the concrete reality around them. There is a story about when Disney World had just opened and had only one ride. Walt Disney was sitting on a bench on the grounds, seeming to just stare into space. One of his workers, who was manicuring the grass, asked him, “Mr. Disney, what are you doing?” “I’m looking at my mountain,” he answered.
Walt died before Space Mountain was built, so he never saw it constructed. When Space Mountain was dedicated, the governor and the mayor were present, and Walt’s widow was also there. One of the men stood up to introduce her and said, “It’s a pity Walt Disney is not here today to see this mountain, but we’re glad his wife is here.” Mrs. Disney walked up to the podium, looked at the crowd, and said, in effect, “I must correct this young man. Walt already saw the mountain. It is you who are just now seeing it.”
Father, my vision, whether large or small, is the vision You have given me. Let me be a visionary and see with eyes of faith so that my vision will be accomplished. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: Sight is a function of the eyes, but vision is a function of the heart.
Reading: Job 32–33; Acts 14
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)