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‘Where there is no vision, the people perish.’ Proverbs 29:18 KJV

Robert Woodruff was once the president of the Coca-Cola Company. He wanted the drink to be made available to all American service personnel around the world for 5 cents, no matter how much it cost the company. That was a bold goal! But it was small compared to the big picture he saw in his mind’s eye. In his lifetime, Woodruff wanted everybody in the entire world to taste Coca-Cola.

Notice three things:

(1) Vision starts within. When you look inside yourself, what do you see? You can’t buy, beg, or borrow vision; you must find what God has implanted in you and draw on your gifts and desires. What are you passionate about? Think constantly about? Pray about? Your most persistent desire will point you to your destiny.

(2) Vision draws on your history. Moses grew up in the comfort of Pharaoh’s palace hearing the cries of Hebrew slaves. That experience prepared him to lead those slaves out of Egypt. Vision isn’t some mystical quality that pops up out of a vacuum; it’s woven into your past and the history of the people around you. If your vision is born of God, it won’t just benefit you, it will benefit others too.

(3) Vision attracts resources. One of the hallmarks of vision is that it acts like a magnet—attracting, challenging, and uniting people. It rallies finances and other resources, and the greater the vision, the more potential winners it must attract. The more challenging the vision, the harder the participants will fight to achieve it. So ask God to give you a vision for your life, and watch how it all comes together.

SoulFood: 1 Kings 21–22, Matt 15:1–14, Ps 124, Pro 12:26

word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2024

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