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Summary: Vision is an essential element to persuing a life of excellence.

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Commitment To Excellence - Part 6

VISION

Prov 28:18

Introduction:

A. Definition:

1. The ability to see.

2. The ability to see beyond what the majority sees.

B. Case Studies:

1. 12 Spies - (Numbers 13:1 - 14:10)

2. Nehemiah - (Nehemiah 1 - 6)

3. Paul - (Acts 9 & 16)

I. Vision Must Be Divinely Directed.

A. Discerned by the Spirit.

* 1 Cor 2:14

B. Determined by Scripture.

* 2 Tim 3:16; 2 Pet 1:19-21

C. Developed with the Saints.

* Prov 11:14; 15:22; 24:6

2. Vision Will Be Humanly Hindered.

A. Some people will misunderstand your pursuit of excellence.

B. Some people will be misled by the enemy to attack your dreams. (1 Thess 2:19)

C. Some people will have a mindset opposed to pursuing or doing anything beyond the norm. (2 Cor 5:7)

3. Vision Must Be Purposefully Pursued.

A. Attitude - positive & optimistic (Phil 4:13)

B. Belief - assurance & confidence (Heb 11:1 & 6)

C. Courage - brave & valiant (Josh 1:6,7,9)

D. Determination - tenacity & persistence (Luke 9:62: Heb 12:1)

E. Enthusiasm - eager & ardent (Ecc 9:10; Rom 12:11)

4. Vision Will Be Richly Rewarded.

A. Joshua & Caleb entered the Promise Land.

B. Nehemiah re-built the walls of Jerusalem in 56 days.

C. Paul reaped a great harvest in Europe.


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