Summary: In order for you to retain everything God has done in your life you must have a passion and a purpose and a vision that will change the course of your life.
OUR PURPOSE AND VISION
Habakkuk 2:2-3 MSG
2And then GOD answered: "Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. 3This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming.
It aches for the coming--it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.
I want to talk to you about purpose and vision.
In order for you to retain everything God has done in your life you must have a passion and a purpose and a vision that will change the course of your life. Why?
According to Proverbs 29:18a Where there is no vision, the people perish:
My paraphrase of this is “Where there is no dream or revelation or Rhema word from God, the people will go back and count as worthless and useless the Cross and perish.”
If you leave here without a Vision for your life your chances of holding onto the victory you have received are not good.
Those internal and external voices you have heard for so long will try to distract you, they want to keep you from your God given purpose.
YOU must leave this Encounter Weekend fully embracing what God has done in your life.
You have been set free and filled with the Holy Spirit and you must hold fast to the healing you have received, the revelation He has shown you and the words He has spoken to you.
No one else can do that for you. YOU must hold onto it.
You must leave with God’s purpose and vision for your life burning inside of you and it must direct you in all you do. Destiny has a purpose and vision, which directs us in all we do.
Destiny’s purpose and vision is taken directly from Jesus’ command in:
Matthew 28:19-20 – Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
The purpose and vision of Destiny is Winning Souls and Making Disciples!
As a member of Destiny it is essential that you understand that the vision God has given your Pastors is a vision, which includes you.
Hebrews 13:7-8 MSG Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness. There should be a consistency that runs through us all. For Jesus doesn’t change—yesterday, today, tomorrow, he’s always totally himself.
There must be a consistency of the Vision running through Destiny Fellowship, from the Pastors to the cell leaders to the future cell leaders.
Now that you have been set free and filled with the Holy Spirit, it is time for you to begin to understand and to embrace your role as a member of Destiny in winning souls and making disciples.
You must believe that you have a vital role to play in the vision of Winning Souls and Making Disciples at Destiny.
God has called each and every one of us to be a part of the fulfillment of His plan for the redemption of mankind!
II Peter 3:9 (NRSV) The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.
If you are to succeed you must have Vision and you must have faith that God has called you to be a part of this Vision!
Our Vision at Destiny is to very simple.
Our Vision is to Win souls and Make Disciples.
The Goal of our Vision is that every believer is a Leader.
This simply means that our goal is for every believer, including you, to be a person of influence in the area of winning souls and making disciples.
You have heard me talk about it, you have heard it shared at Prayer Meetings, in your Cells and it is always the same!
Winning souls and making disciples is the purpose God has for Destiny and for you.
You may have heard it said, a goal without a plan is just a wish; well we are not just sitting around wishing!
We have a plan; we call it the Process of the Vision.
We use this Process to efficiently and effectively execute our Vision and reach our goal.
The Process of the Vision is: WIN, CONSOLIDATE, DISCIPLE AND SEND.