Having a vision is inherent in being human. Maybe you once had ideas of what you wanted to be and do, and you still have those ideas. Do you see yourself becoming a lawyer and starting your own firm? Do you think about owning a day-care center that has a first-class curriculum and services two hundred children? Do you want to write a novel? Do you dream about going back to school and doing something with your education and academic abilities?
I have come to the conclusion that the poorest person in the world is the person without a dream.
A dream, or vision, provides us with direction. It has been said that if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. We don’t want to end up on just any road in life.
While the poorest person in the world is the one without a dream, the most frustrated person in the world is someone who has a dream but doesn’t know how to bring it to pass. Yet if you can have hope for the future, you have true riches, no matter how much money you have in your bank account. It doesn’t matter what you currently have or don’t have, as along as you can see what you could have. This vision is the key to life because where there’s a dream, there’s hope, and where there’s hope, there’s faith—and faith is the substance, or fulfillment, of what you are hoping for. (See Hebrews 11:1.)
Father God, I don’t want to be directionless in life. Keep me from walking on a road to nowhere. Help me stay focused on You and the purpose You have for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: Vision generates hope and provides endurance in difficult times.
Reading: Psalm 1–3; Acts 17:1–15
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)