Personal Vision Management



Recently I spent some time in one-to-one conversation with well-known author, speaker, pastor, Dr. Myles Munroe from the Bahamas. One of my favorite books was written by him; The Principles and Power of Vision. Dr. Munroe said this, “Perhaps your dreams are so big they almost frighten you. You don’t see how they could ever come to pass. Let me assure you that your initial apprehension is normal. God often gives us dreams that confound us at first because He wants to make sure we don’t attempt to fulfill them apart from Him. If we try to do so, we won’t succeed, because the resources won’t be available.”

Vision-setting is a collaboration between you and God. Here is an example of that partnership. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 (NIV) A personal assessment begins with vision. Proverbs 29:18 notes, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” (KJV) Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

What is it that you are called to do? What is the vision you have for your life? What dreams do you have that are still ahead of you? What were you born to do? What is your purpose? John 18:37 speaks to this issue. “Pilate replied, ‘But you are a king then?’ ‘Yes,’ Jesus said. ‘I was born for that purpose.’” (TLB) Ecclesiastes 9:10 encourages you to get started in that pursuit. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.” (NIV)

William Jennings Bryan said, “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

Vision gives direction. Vision gives motivation. Without vision there is no direction and no motivation. Going through life with no direction is a miserable condition to be in. In your personal life, you need vision. In your family life, you need vision. In business, you need a vision; people do not want to follow someone or something that is without vision.

Vision Provides:

  • A sense of direction to life
  • A sense of discipline to life
  • A sense of energy to life

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

If you don’t have a vision for your life, you will end up living an agenda that other people have for you. You will be living out life solely for others and for their vision. You need to have your own vision; your own purpose and calling in life.

Take a couple of minutes and add a comment; share something about your dreams and vision.

Content © Rich Brott, 2011

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Hi Rich,
Just got to see your book Biblical Principles For Building A Successful Business. Its good and informative too. Pray for God’s blessings upon you, your family and your ministry.

With regards,

Daniel Manekshaw
OM Authentic Media
India

Thanks Daniel,
Blessings on you and your family!

That’s cool – got to spend some time with Dr. Myles Munroe. I love his books. I think your comments on vision are very timely. I think it is one of those subjects we can’t hear enough about – dream big, see big, go for it. After all we have a God that sees big things for our lives, so it is good to be reminded of that!

Great reminder, Ben, that we need to dream big things, just as God sees for each of us.