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THE POWER OF VISION

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Sermon shared by Peter Balogun

July 2002
Summary: To have sight without a vision is worst than to be born blind. What are you living for?
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: General adults

What are you living for? Vision is the whole essence of your living. The reason you are sent into the world by God is for you to fulfill a vision. If you can see it, you can have it.

WHAT IS VISION?

∑ Vision is a discovery of Godís plan as it relates to your life.
∑ Vision is also foresight with insight
∑ Vision also means beginning a thing with the end in mind

No man ever saw glory without first seeing the vision. Whatever the mind can conceive, believe, it can also achieve. Vision is conceived with the mind.
To have sight without vision is worst than being born blind.
Vision is not the same as ambition. While ambition is what a man desires to become in life, vision is what God created him to become. The only meeting point of the two is where the will of a man is lost in the will of God. Vision is higher than ambition. To become truly successful in life, your vision must become your ambition.

HOW DO I GET VISION?

1. STAND UPON YOUR WATCH

You must separate yourself from the crowd. You are not common, so your vision is not common. Donít look at what your friend is doing and feels like doing the same thing. Get your own pathway in life. Caleb and Joshua refused to follow the mindset of other spies, they chose to follow their own path. (Numbers 13:30-31)

2. WATCH

Vision can be obtained through prayers (Acts 10:9-16). Prayers gives grace to vision, watching gives alertness and direction to vision. When prayers gives birth to vision, watchfulness keeps it from being forgotten.

3. WRITE THE VISION

A vision not written will soon be forgotten. God wrote down His vision for His creation in the bible. Write your own visions down too. If God would write, who are you not to write?

4. RUN WITH THE VISION

Activities of your vision must become a daily routine. It should be what you live for. Vision plus action equal realization.

5. GET THE TIME RIGHT

A timeless vision is an un-accomplishable vision (Ecc. 3). When the timing of a vision is missed, frustration sets in. (1 Sam. 15:9-18; Exo. 17:14).

Donít be a man though with a sight, yet walking like a blind. When you have no vision for life you walk aimlessly and live carelessly and die shamefully. Get the vision of your life today from God.
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