As we wrap up the Easter Celebration today, I want to draw a counsel from the story of Christ’s resurrection. It was a light I got in a meeting some time ago. Did you notice that Jesus did not allow Mary to touch Him after He appeared to her? He has not yet ascended to Heaven; Heaven has not touched Him so Earth must not touch Him.

Friend, one of the counsels you must heed as a visionary is how to handle divine vision. Every divine vision is an attraction to both the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of darkness. Except that vision is not from God, but if it is, you would have to deal with satanic contentions.

“Whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world…” (1 John 5:4). When the scripture concludes that it overcomes then it means that it would be contested; there cannot be victory without contest. Perhaps, a lot of visions are short lived today because the visionaries do not know how to secure the vision in prayers and practical wisdom.

One of the practical wisdom steps to take as a man of vision is to learn not expose your vision prematurely. Simply put, Heaven must touch it before Earth touches it. “Jesus said unto her, Touch me not; for I have not yet ascended to my Father…” (John 20:17). It is a spiritual law; if your vision must succeed on the Earth then Heaven must touch it before Earth touches it.

I know we are in a social media generation, but you must be careful not to expose what God is brooding on your inside prematurely. The first place to take your vision to is not the social media or even to friends; it must be the place of prayers. Until that vision is soaked in prayers, the Earth is not ready to receive it. Paul learnt this principle when he said, “…I conferred not with flesh and blood…” (Galatians 1:15-16).

Dear visionary, refuse the temptation to let the Earth touch your vision before Heaven touches it. Shield your vision in the light of the Shekinah Glory of God (1 Timothy 6:16). Secure the commitment of Heaven to birth it. It is in prayers that you mobilize the various dimensions of helps needed to birth that vision, not by running around. Amen.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria