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TITLE: What's Your Vision?
By Crystal Beavin
05/23/08
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What's Your Vision?

Where there is no vision, the people perish... (Proverbs 29:18 KJV).

God sometimes plants an idea in our minds to accomplish something for Him. He likes to work through His people to do what seems to be impossible. He uses common, ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

I've seen that in my own life many times. Several years ago I was dissatisfied with the amount of fellowship my teenage daughters were getting. As I prayed about it, I had a strong desire to start some kind of fellowship group so that they could build relationships with girls their own age. So, I took this vision and invited teenage girls to our home once a month for a time of fellowship. My girls loved it and it was something they looked forward to. As the years went by, the vision grew and the time of fellowship is now a Bible study with other moms involved.

We see this same thing in the book of Nehemiah when he had a vision to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. He was a man of prayer and brought this idea to God before he pursued this vision. Prayers is the first thing we should do with these ideas. We want to make sure it is something that has come from God and not something we dreamed up on our own. Nehemiah did not rush to do something, he waited for God's perfect timing. When Nehemiah went to the city to see the walls, the Bible says,

"...I had not told anyone about the plans God had put in my heart for Jerusalem" (Nehemiah 2:12 NLT).

However, at the appointed time, Nehemiah shared his vision with enthusiasm, which motivated the Jerusalem leaders. God may give one person the vision and then inspire others to help carryout His plans. This was certainly true in Nehemiah's story...

But now I said to them, "You know full well the tragedy of our city. It lies in ruins, and it's gates are burned. Let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem and rid ourselves of this disgrace!...They replied at once, "Good! Let's rebuild the wall!" So they began the good work (Nehemiah 2:17-18 NLT).

Often, one person's vision will stir up other people, making the vision a reality. What is the vision the Lord has put in your heart? Will you dare to share it with others as the Lord leads you?







Lord, thank You that you want to work through my life. Please give me the vision you want me to have. Help me to know your perfect timing and then give me the courage to share the vision. May You be glorified. In Jesus' name. Amen.





C. Beavin

May 21, 2008
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