When the vision for Destiny Impact Church came, I knew it was time to run! With little or nothing to start with, I knew that the posture of heart and act that I have would go a long way in determining what becomes of the work. I chose to run it and not ruin it.
Friend, when God gives you a vision, He expects you to run it and not ruin it. The vision has been designed to make you but what you make out of it is what would determine your making. Like Paul, you must not be disobedient to the heavenly vision (Acts 26:19). What has the Lord shown you concerning your tomorrow? What has He entrusted into your hands?
According to Bill Hybels, visions are holy entrustment that must be attended to dutifully; to squander a divine vision is an unthinkable sin. When you see visions as holy entrustment it would affect your pursuit of the same. Unlike the young man in 1 Kings 20:40, you would be focused on the vision. Rather than getting distracted with what others are doing, get focused on what has been given to you.
Vision is individualistic; God knows why He gave or showed each one of us what He has given us. This was the understanding that Jesus supplied Peter in John 21; “Peter seeing him said to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus said unto him, If I will that he tarries till I come, what is that to you? You must keep following me” (John 21:21-22).
Sometimes, before God gives you a personal vision, He would join you with an existing vision. He uses that to train and prepare you for what is yours. Your posture must be that of commitment and stewardship; until you pass this test, you cannot qualify for what is yours (Luke 16:12). How do you handle another man’s vision; the school you teach, the Church you attend, the company you work etc?
Rather than waiting to have ‘your own’ why not invest in running with the vision you are joined to rather than ruining it. In fact, you must see your vision in the vision you are a part of if you hope to fulfil your destiny. Thus, instead of thinking that you are working for someone else, be reminded that you are working for God and yourself. A vision well pursued will make you! Amen!
© ‘Demola Awoyele
Destiny Impact Church