A vital aspect about true vision is that it is specific. One of the greatest causes of failure among people who are pursuing their visions is that they don’t identify their objective of success.
Suppose I came to you and said, “Let’s meet.” You say, “Okay; where?” I reply, “Oh, anywhere.” You ask, “Well, when do you want to meet?” and I say, “Anytime.” What do you think are the chances that we will actually meet? Practically zero.
Vision must be specific rather than general or vague. I have asked many people, “What are you going to do with your life? What is your vision?” and I usually receive responses such as these: “I’m going to build a big house, own several cars, and have a good family.” “I want to get married.” “I want to open a restaurant someday.” These are not visions, but mere goals.
When I ask pastors the same question, they generally give me one of the following answers: “My vision is to win my city to Christ.” “My vision is to ‘preach the gospel to every creature’ (Mark 16:15 KJV).” “Our vision as a church is to know Him and to make Him known.” “Our vision is to equip people for the work of the ministry.”
None of the above answers are visions. They are missions. Why? They are too general for visions. A mission is a general statement of purpose that declares the overall idea of what you want to accomplish. In contrast, a vision is a very precise statement that has a specific emphasis and definable boundaries. God has given you a specific vision to fulfill.
Father, please help me to identify my specific vision, clarifying any general or vague ideas I have be trying to follow, so I can truly fulfill Your plan for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: A vital aspect about true vision is that it is specific.
Reading: Psalm 105–106; 1 Corinthians 3
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)