Summary: Where there is no vision the people perish.
Pro 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Vision- khaw-zone' a sight (mentally), that is, a dream, revelation, or oracle word from: - vision.
Perish- paw-rah'c to loosen;, dismiss; avoid, bare, go back, let, (make) naked, set at nought, perish, refuse, uncover.
but those who adhere to God’s instruction know genuine happiness.
About 350 years ago a shipload of travelers landed on the northeast coast of America. The first year they established a town site. The next year they elected a town government. The third year the town government planned to build a road five miles westward into the wilderness.
In the fourth year the people tried to impeach their town government because they thought it was a waste of public funds to build a road five miles westward into a wilderness. Who needed to go there anyway?
Here were people who had the vision to see three thousand miles across an ocean and overcome great hardships to get there. But in just a few years they were not able to see even five miles out of town. They had lost their pioneering vision. With a clear vision of what we can become in Christ, no ocean of difficulty is too great. Without it, we rarely move beyond our current boundaries.
Helen Keller was asked once “What would be worse than being born blind?” to which she replied “Having sight without a vision.” What a profound statement by a girl who was born into this world Deaf, Dumb and blind. Could not help how she came into this world but she sure could help how she left this world.
Vision from God will always be a challenge to your ability and ask of you more than you can give.
It will carry with a sense of deep conviction that this must be accomplished. There is a convicting element that propels enlivens inspires and energizes us out of the realm of passive interest into action and accomplishment.
Vision is a picture held in your mind’s eye of the way things could or should be in the days ahead.
Having a vision is more than just looking on the bright side. It is looking on God’s side. It is looking at life from His perspective.
Col. 3:2 (NKJV) Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.- Katherine Logan
Destinies are shaped by ones vision. - Pastor Ron Crandall
People who stay in perpetual Failures are only the by-product of a visionless, they are overcome by belief in the Fact that through God all things are possible.
One’s destiny is determined, not by what he possesses, but rather by what possesses him.
Poor eyes limit your sight; poor vision limits your life.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
ILL. A page from John Wesley’s Diary reads as follows: Sunday morning, May 5, preached in St. Ann’s, was asked not to come back anymore. Sunday p.m., May 5, preached at St. John’s, deacons said, "Get out and stay out." Sunday a.m., May 12, preached at St. Jude’s, can’t go back there either. Sunday p.m., May 12, preached at St. George’s, kicked out again. Sunday a.m., May 19, preached at St. somebody else’s, deacons called special meeting and said I couldn’t return. Sunday p.m., May 19, preached on the street, kicked off the street. Sunday a.m., May 26, preached in meadow, chased out of meadow as a bull was turned loose during the services. Sunday a.m., June 2, preached out at the edge of town, kicked off the highway. Sunday p.m., June 2, afternoon service, preached in a pasture, 10,000 people came to hear me.
Sometimes you will feel as if vision is dead
D. Paul – Stoned , They thought he was dead, But he got up, “I still have work to do, Beaten, imprisoned “I still have work to do” Shipwrecked left to drift in the water clinging to nothing but bits and pieces of the boat, “I’ve still got to fulfill my vision” Bitten by a snake, Shakes it off in the fire “I can’t die right now I’ve got to reach my dream”
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
In zech 4:10 God speaks a word to Zechariah
70 years earlier, Babylon had over run Israel, destroying their cities tearing down their walls and in Jerusalem the temple was completely gone. The Persians took over Babylon and King Cyrus called for Zerubbabel. The King told him to take 50,000 people and return to Jerusalem and rebuild this once great city Wall, and temple.