Understanding Vision

2 Chronicles 26:5 – And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.

Vision, what is it? One of the Hebrew words for vision is ‘chazon’ meaning mental sight, dream, revelation or oracle. This could come in the form of divine utterance, a dream, a piece of writing, or a mental picture when one is awake. The word ‘horama’ in Greek also carries the same meaning. A vision should paint a clear picture of the future, it should be inclusive and not exclusive and it should be ambitious.

We will be dealing with vision within the context of divine guidance for authentic living. The emphasis will be on getting to understand the future that God has prepared for us and walking in it to achieve and make the maximum impact on our community. A life without vision, by which I mean divine guidance, is futile and meaningless. A truly meaningful life is a life that is lived in accordance with God’s master plan and blueprint. Friend, the journey of faith begins when the will of God is known. If the will you are pursuing is not of God then life is meaningless and eternity holds no reward for you. So that we will not be a victim of vain pursuits, we need to clarify our God given vision and set methods of how we can pursue and accomplish our divine assignment. Then we can expect and experience undeniable success and victory in this life and look forward to eternal life for greater rewards.

For Further Study

Jeremiah 1:1-13

Personal declaration for the day

I will patiently receive and understand God’s vision for me.

Questions for you to reflect on

Are you aware of the God given vision for your life? What is it?