Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Dump Your Resolutions Now!

Ask God for Vision! As we begin this new year, may I encourage you to not just make resolutions, but to ask God for a vision for your life.
Proverbs 29:18 tells us: Where there is no vision (sense of direction), the people perish. Here is what we can learn from this verse:
Dissatisfaction doesn’t come from the absence of things, but from the absence of direction. Seeking stuff (which includes seeking the experiences that activities provide) only leads to disappointment. Direction in life is born out of a vision. Desire of things and activities is born out of misplaced affections.

Simply existing is settling for less then God intended for us. If we go through our lives being directed by activities, routines, others, and what is popular, we are simply existing. Picture a raft in the ocean, being driven by whatever outside force is upon it. Having a vision-driven life is like being a sailboat, steered by the rudder of purpose, and propelled by the wind of God’s Spirit.

The quality of our lives will be determined by our vision, and the effort we are willing to put into fulfilling it. Quality of life is not predicated on what we have or what we experience. Rather, quality of life is achieved by becoming what we were designed to be.

But simply knowing our vision is not sufficient. We must be willing to invest the time and energy into ourselves to make it come to pass. This takes commitment, effort, consistency, and a plan.

Ask God for a vision for your life. Determine a strategy to fulfill that vision. Consistently do the little things every day that exercise that strategy. If you do this, you will become all that God has designed you to be, and you will fulfill your destiny!

Lead Well!

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