by Rob Campbell
It’s vision casting time for a new year. So…cast vision with your cell and/or church family.
Vision is foresight with insight based on hindsight. It is seeing the invisible and making it visible. It is a God inspired strategic understanding of a different future.
Important characteristics of vision include: Change oriented, Customized, Challenging, People oriented, Long term, Driving force, Reveals a promising future, Encourages giving, and Provides stability.
God says: “I am able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think according to his power that works within us…Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland…Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
Hebrews 11:8-16 details seven motivations necessary to accomplishing a vision.
Faith in God (v. 8), Sacrifice (v. 9), Patience (v. 10), Bless others (v. 12), Be Persistent (v. 13), Maintain my joy (vv. 13-14), and Make eternal choices (vv. 15-16).
May God grant to you His vision this new year!