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Turn Right in 500 Feet: The Power of Vision

“Turn right in one-thousand feet…recalculating…please return to the route…in two-hundred feet turn left onto…”

Most of us probably drive to get to where we need to go. Sometimes on our way to our destination we take a wrong turn or just get completely lost…especially in a big city.

Some turns come up so quickly that we can drive right past them.

Who wants to get lost? No one. Therefore, many people use a GPS on their cell phones to get directions whether they are driving a short or long distance.

If we were going on an extended road trip to a new location, most of us would use a GPS to make certain we were headed in the right direction. As long as we have a faithful guiding system, we can be confident that we will get to our intended destination.

In the same way, we need a reliable “GPS” to guide us on our destiny journey—something that will help us pinpoint our destination and navigate the roads of life. In matters of destiny, that GPS is VISION. You must have a vision in order to find and fulfill God’s destiny in your life.

A vision is a picture, or blueprint, of what God wants to do in the future. Vision has the power to help us order our lives and determine the best use of our time, energy, and resources. Vision empowers us to endure hardships and lay hold of the reward of fulfilling our calling in God.

Proverbs 29:18 declares “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

Without vision people wander off in every and any direction. Vision keeps us on track through the distractions and disappointments of life. Ultimately, all true vision comes from God, who sees the end from the beginning and works all things according to the counsel of His will (Eph. 1:11).

God is the source of vision. If we want vision, the key is to build an intimate relationship with Him and learn to hear His voice. Then, as we see our future through His eyes, we will be able to identify His vision for us, and we can set our GPS to God’s specific purpose for our lives.

Where are you headed on the roadmap of God’s purpose?


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