“Write the vision And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.”
INSPIRATION VS MOTIVATION
INTERNAL VS EXTERNAL
PASSION VS DUTY
INSPIRATION -- “IN SPIRIT”
EPHESIANS 4 GIFTING TO DEVELOP LEADERS/MATURITY
SEE IT — SAY IT — DO IT
PROVERBS 29:19 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.
“MY REACH EXCEEDS MY GRASP”
VISION PUSHES US PAST THE LIMITS OF OUR OWN ABILITIES
PHILIPPIANS 3:12-14 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
VISION IS PARTNERING WITH GOD’S FUTURE
ROMANS 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God
“I AM WHO GOD SAYS I AM.”
“Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.
YOUR LIFE CAN ACCELERATE THE LIFE OF OTHERS
KINGDOM VISION REQUIRES
TIME — RESOURCES — LIKE MINDED PEOPLE — GOD
For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.”
PATIENT BUT PERSISTENT
VISION IS AS MUCH TIMING AS SEEING AND SAYING
WHEN THE APPOINTED TIME DOES COME, IT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOUR EXPECTATION - MATTHEW HENRY
“(VISION) IS NOT WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO GO - WE CAN EASILY GET CONSENSUS ON THE GOAL. IT IS WHAT ARE WE WILLING TO LEAVE BEHIND TO GET THERE?” TD JAKES
HAVING A VISION FOR YOUR LIFE IN CHRIST WILL NOT MAKE ALL YOUR PROBLEMS DISAPPEAR,
BUT IT WILL GIVE YOUR LIFE PURPOSE.
AND WHEN YOUR LIFE HAS PURPOSE
YOU CAN PUSH THROUGH ANY LEVEL OF PAIN.