What Do You See About Your Future?
SCRIPTURE: Genesis 13:14, 17 And the LORD said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him: “Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward… Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you.”
MESSAGE: Let me start today devotional by asking you to lift up your eyes right now and look straight ahead of you for a while, and reflect for some minutes about your future. What do you see or capture in your mind about your future? Despite the prevailing economic gloom in the country, do you see success coming your way, good health, love, joy, happiness, hope, greatness in your life, beautiful family legacy from you, a lovely wife, husband and children, a great career? Do you see yourself as a spiritual giant, an influential person or a global leader impacting positively on humanity in the future?
I believe that the greatest gift God ever gave to man is not the gift of sight but the gift of vision. Sight which is deceptive at times is a function of the eyes, but vision is a function of the heart. Any man who has no vision like Abraham’s nephew Lot will always live and depend on what his eyes can see. Such people without vision always perish.
The gift of discernment, vision and illumination is important when you can see what others cannot see and take steps to possess it. It is a great privilege for God to reveal Himself to us. The secret things of our life belong to the Lord (Jeremiah 33:3). So, coming to Him like Abraham will help us to see what He sees in us. People’s perception will never prevail over your discernment. Trust what God has told you and walk boldly, in what He has told you
Abraham was a man of vision with great gift of illumination which gave him the ability to see what ordinary eyes cannot see. During the crisis between his herdsmen and that of Lot his nephew, Lot depended on his sight and choose the well water plain of Jordan-Sodom and Gomorrah, but Abraham gladly accepted the dry plain of Canaan because he knew that God was there with him.
In our anchor scripture today, God said to Abraham “Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it to you”. In other words, God was simply telling him that the big vision He has shown to him is his source of hope and that he moves courageously pursue and capture it.
Friends, every vision you receive is like a seed. In every seed there is a forest. Every apple seed has an apple tree. Also every apple tree can produce an apple forest. On the other hand, the dead of one apple seed is the burial of an apple forest. Therefore, a man who sees an apple as only fruit for eating has no vision.
There is one thing about destiny pursuit principle that must be acknowledged. You cannot guide a ship that is parked. A destiny ship loaded with vision and parked at one static comfort zone can never accomplice its purpose.
So friends, show God your vision. Tell Him what you have in your heart. Communicate with Him what you desire to do or what you really want to achieve as a person? Stop and document your vision. Write it down and make a plan on how to execute it. At this point God will say “I will direct your steps and make provisions for you.”
When you believe in your dream and your vision, and like Abraham “Arise, walk in the land (vision) through its length and its width…” God will supply all your needs for the fulfillment of that vision.
PRAYER: Lord I come before you today with the vision I have seen concerning my future (name them). Be my way maker and remove every obstacle on the way. Make all the provisions for my vision and guide me to accomplish them in Jesus name-Amen.