What's Your Vision?
Visions In the Bible
God spoke to Abraham and gave him a promise of becoming a father of many nations and a new land.
God came to Jacob in a dream, inspiring Jacob to make a commitment to God.
Joseph had dreams that led him to believe in God with such confidence that he was able to interpret the dreams of others. He also was given wisdom to save Egypt and the surrounding nations.
God told Moses that he would deliver the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage.
Solomon was inspired to build the temple.
Peter had a vision of going to the Gentiles.
Paul did too.
Visions In the World
Mother Teresa had a vision of going to the poor.
John Wesley vision's was evangelizing the new world.
Franklin Graham of Samaritan's Purse.
Visions In Your Community
With enough thought, you could create a never-ending list of people who God gave ideas, thoughts, visions, and dreams to that they went on to live out in faith. The names above are popular names and stories. I am sure you could add names of others that might not be well known but still had a dream of faith and executed.
Your local soup kitchen or social ministry could be an example. The person who started a Sunday School or the small group that started a new church. These are all very good examples.
What About You?
What dream, visions, inspiration, idea, or thought is God giving you?
The vision God is giving you may be about your faith. If you spent time reflecting upon the person God is calling you to be, what would that person look like? That person is the vision.
I encourage you to write out that description in as much detail as you can. Then, read that description every morning.
You may have dreams of a ministry, outreach project, mission trip. Do the same thing. Imagine your life as if that dream was fulfilled. Write a description about what you see. Then, read it every morning. Pray about it. Ask God to help you fulfill it.
You Are What You Think About
I imagine Abraham thought about God’s promises often. Moses too. So did Solomon, as well as Peter and Paul. I suspect all the other people you thought about who pursued God's call on their lives, thought about their dream often. They probably wrapped their vision in prayer daily.
If you want to be the person God is calling you to be, dwell on it often. Wrap your vision in prayer.
Knowing your vision and focusing on it often inspires you to pursue it. The more you think about it, the more you will take actions to fulfill it.