Saturday, May 26, 2012

You Can Have What You See

Lot lifted his eyes and saw all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as you go toward Zoar. Then Lot chose for himself all the plain of Jordan, and Lot journeyed east…” Genesis 13:10-11 NKJV

This week we took our executive team out of town for two full days of planning and dreaming as we set our faith goals for the next couple of years as a church. I was reminded of the power that vision plays in life as we reviewed where we’ve been, and set our sights on where we’d like to be. Today’s text is a reminder that we need to set aside times in our lives when we can lift up our eyes beyond the here and now and just let God help us to see what could be.

Have you found yourself in a rut lately? Are you focusing all your emotional energies on dealing with today’s issues and loosing sight of tomorrow’s possibilities? I believe that God wants to breath some fresh vision in your life if you’ll just lift up your eyes.

Proverbs 29:18 tells us, Where there is no vision, the people perish…” The word vision is quite often translated; “revelation”, or we could say a divinely inspired vision. God is telling us here that without a vision people perish, they run wild, they live without a goal— they live their whole life below what could be.

It all starts with a vision. So what do you see? Because if you can’t see it, if you can’t picture it, then most likely you’ll never achieve it.  So lift up your eyes, set your sights on a new prize and dream a God inspired dream for your life. Then do what Habakkuk 2:2 says to do, "Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.” It really is amazing what can happen if you will just begin to write down your vision of what you would like things to be.

So lift up your eyes, catch the vision, and run for it, full of faith, with a confident expectation.  Because you can have what you see!

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