Recently, my children were singing one of these popular songs about God’s faithfulness. After trying to sing it and to get the lyrics right, they requested that I play it for them on my phone. Little did I know that the song would personally bless me. I learnt that a man of vision must have faith in the faithfulness of God if his vision would fly.

Friend, every divine vision would always be bigger than you. If what you call vision is what you can fund with your pocket or bank account, it is not divine vision. Divine vision will always require divine provision for its execution, and faith is the conduit for channelling divine provision. Faith is the confidence and currency with which you execute divine vision (Hebrews 10:35-39, 11:3).

“…but the just shall live by his faith” (Habakkuk 2:4). It’s amazing how the famous Habakkuk 2:1-4 ended with the subject of Faith. Listen, it is good to catch God’s vision. It is great to dream big dreams. But if your faith does not match your vision you are only living in an illusion. The journey of a man of vision is always the journey of faith. Abraham was a man of vision because he was a man of faith.

“…and calls those things which be not as though they were” (Romans 4:17). It takes faith to call those things that be not as though they were. You will have to use your faith to call your vision to materiality. You must release life into what God has shown you (2 Corinthians 4:13). God always works in partnership with us to birth divine vision (Ezekiel 37:1-10, John 2:5-10, 11:39-44).

Every born again person has faith but not everybody is working on his faith (Ephesians 2:8). You need to take the responsibility to work on your faith. It is your faith that would determine the extent to which you catch and fulfil divine vision (Genesis 13:14-15, Jeremiah 1:11-12). Choose to believe God’s word despite contradictory evidences (Romans 4:18-21, Hebrews 11:1).

God will first grow your faith before He grows your life (2 Corinthians 10:15). You must not be as much bothered about what is not growing around than about what is not growing within you. If you grow internally, it’s only a matter of time, your external life would align. You cannot make progress on the inside and be stagnant on the outside.

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