Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law. (NKJV)
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. (KJV)
Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law. (ESV)
If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed. (MSG)
When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful. (NLT)
Aubrey Malphurs definition: A vision is a clear challenging picture of the future as you believe it can and must be.
A Vision must be clear
A vision will not be fuzzy.
“God wants to adjust our eyes so that we can see a clear vision for the future.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
A Vision Must be Challenging
You are built for the challenges of now. You are pre-wired to meet the challenges of now.
“What’s your dream…?” – Pastor Billy Johnson
The Vision Can and Must Be
Expand on the inside to expand for the vision that God has for you.
Why do we need a vision?
A Vision Provides A Way to Move Beyond Your Past
All of us have a past.
Paul (Saul) had a vision that radically altered his life that it allowed him to move from a murderer to a minister.
There are no limits on who God can change.
Vision Provides Boundaries for Your Present
God had called Paul into ministry. The vision provided the boundaries for where he was to preach.
“Others may but you may not.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Vision Provides a Pathway for Your Future
Paul wanted so much to know the Lord that he did ONE THING – forget those things that are behind.
Continue to grow in your future.
“All of us can become creatures of comfort…we can gravitate toward comfort and never move forward.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Others must be better for you fulfilling your vision.