In the midst of a lethargic Friday morning (a result of sleeping a mere three hours before waking at 5 A.M. for Black Friday) I complained of my lack of vision to my friend over breakfast.
I’ve been feeling like this for several days now, wondering what in the world I’m doing with my life and where this is all headed? I’ve also been comparing myself with others whom I feel are truly successful and doing “something” with their life.
Later that evening, the Lord spoke. He whispered, “your vision is to catch My eye.”
That little phrase struck me for when the Lord spoke those words to me, my spirit understood that I already have His gaze. I’ve already caught His attention. Now, I need to receive the love He has in His eyes when He looks at me and live each day by looking into His eyes that is beaming with love for me. He is already pleased, proud and will faithfully remind me that I AM enough.
The world and the enemy tries to persuade me of its vision for my life. The vision it tries to lure me into (oftentimes successfully) is chasing after man’s approval, to value popularity with man, to catch their eyes.
That phrase, vision statement I should say, brought peace and sense to the confusion and lack of hope I was facing. When I know that God accept me, not only that but that He loves and wants to help me, hope fills my heart. I begin to realize that I have accessible to me the strength to accomplish the assignment God has given me in this life. I no longer need to be caught up in hopelessness. I no longer need to entertain the chorus of lies the enemy sings over me. I am already a success because of Christ. God approves of me.
Personally I feel that when we mistakenly equate vision with assignment we will be sorely disappointed. Assignment is something we do out of a loving obedience, leaning and receiving grace from God to do. Simply put, it’s a job and like any job, there are days where it’s hard to get out of bed. No matter if we work in a office or on the missions field, ultimately, it’s a JOB! The human heart will not be satisfied with just an assignment.
Vision on the other hand is the companion that comes with us on the road trip. The one who takes the night shifts and makes us do random pit stops to take a photo, reminding us to enjoy the ride. If our assignment becomes our vision, we will be let down whether if we obtain it or if it eludes us.
Taking time and lots of it to be still, wait and BE with God. Leaving our misconceptions of who He is and learning to boldly take His hand that is ever extended to us, that is true vision that will satisfy every heart. Not only that, it’s doable for every human being. It’s not an impossible feat we feel exasperated by. That, my friend, gives my heart strength to look up once more and look into His eyes rather than stare at my past mistakes.
I pray this gives you hope and vision too 🙂 What has been your journey in finding vision?