Without vision we will never get there!
John 9 tells of a man who was born blind, and we all are born into this world without vision until we know Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
Jesus’ 12 immediately judged the situation as something resulting from sin. Here we see that people who have no vision judge the situation more quickly and disqualify others because they think someone has sinned and disapprove of them.
Vision is something we all need, because if you don’t have vision you will live aimlessly and without purpose in this world. Jesus not only gave sight to the blind, but his greatest concern was to give vision to those lacking it. Jesus still gives vision to anyone who asks for it today.
I invite you, my dear friends, to have God’s vision for your lives. Pastor César Castellanos said: "Vision is God’s dream revealed to the human heart so that he can fulfill it.''
When people lack vision, they live aimlessly, they waste their life and get caught up in work and situations that they do not really want to be in and which have no relevance to where they want to be in the future.
These people have no reason to live, so they become indifferent; they don’t take part in anything and they just stand by and accept everything that comes. They never take on challenges or lead anything, because they feel there’s no point.
But people with vision are very different. You can tell when someone has vision: they are full of passion and they discipline themselves to reach their goals. Goals are like the underlying pillars that bring about results, while vision is provides the motivation or ‘fuel’ for accomplishing them.
They stand out, because they’re not passive, they don’t think of themselves as failures but have conquering spirits, and they always have a reason to live.
In the case of the blindman in John 9, Jesus made clay and put it on his eyes, but the blindman had to go and wash his eyes in the pool called Sent. God does his part in the Vision and we must do ours; this is called action.
If vision is not accompanied by action then it will be as the wise apostle James said: ‘As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead' (James 2:26). He went on to say: ‘Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do’ (James 2:18).
He is saying that the Vision is like faith, it must produce results as a reflection of the commitment that has been made; above all, this vision should include others and should also bring life where there is death and faith and hope where there is none.
In other words, if you have God’s vision you can literally change the world around you and become a good revolutionary. As Pastor Rick Warren said: "The only way you can serve God is by serving others".
Until next time!
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