Target Point, Vol. 18 of 33
Today's Verse/Thought: Finding the Way-Vision
If you do not know where you are going-any road will take you there
The Bible says in Proverbs, Where there is no VISION...the people perish. I like the NIV version that states, Where there is no REVELATION...the people cast off restraint. In other words, if you do not know where you are going...any road will take you there.
I believe that most failure, whether business, marital or personal, can be traced back to a lack of vision. A lack of vision may just be the single biggest contributor to suicide. Every human being desperately needs a reason for being. This is what separates us from any other creature on earth.
Take stock of your life. Make a list of all your significant experiences. Think about your interests and write them down. Now, consider your passion-what moves you emotionally? Sometimes by reviewing these areas God begins to reveal a pattern. At the very least, go before Him with this information and ask Him what it all means.
The Lord will oftentimes allow us to experience significant events in life for a specific reason. Be patient. Hab. 2:3 says For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
Finally, be sure to line up the four factors outlined in the following volumes before you step out. These factors will clearly indicate whether you are following God's vision or your own.
Tomorrow In TargetPoint:
Lining Up The Factors, 1-Is It In The Word?