Where am I going?
This questioned rattled through my head for years. Every move I made was always focused on a destination that I never found.
Growing up in church I always wanted to be used by God in a huge way but I didn’t know how to get there. I knew the destination but didn’t know the directions. I knew where I wanted to be but didn’t know the way.
I lacked vision.
Many churches today understand the value of having vision. They know what God has called them to do, and how they are going to make an impact on their communities. Even Jesus had vision for his life. In Mark 12 Jesus said the absolute greatest thing that someone can do is to love God and love people. Jesus’ life was dedicated to this thought. Every move He made and every word He spoke was arranged around His vision.
Shouldn’t this ring true in our own personal lives? Shouldn’t we be a people of vision?
Of course, not selfish vision where our own personal desires are met, but Godly vision where His desires are met. Wouldn’t this lead us to our divine purpose with God at the center?
After years of searching for my “destination” I finally turned my eyes to Jesus and trusted Him to lead me.
I entered His presence believing that He would guide my every step. In Psalm 16:11 David says: “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
The presence of God is something that all worshippers recognize. Our hearts were designed to encounter Him. It’s in His presence where we find love, joy and the path of life. It was in the very presence of God where I found His vision for my life.
In a simple encounter with God, He laid His calling for my life in my heart and it has changed everything.
My vision is this: To live in relationship with God and inspire others to do the same.
Simple in thought, but powerful in application. This idea can be applied to all walks of my life. Every season that I go through I can use as an opportunity to live in relationship with God and inspire others to do the same.
In the realm of worship ministry we are able to outwardly express our devotion to God to a point of it being contagious and inspirational. When people encounter the presence of God they are changed. I found an avenue to live out the vision that God placed in my heart, but it was not what I expected.
It was not centered on a stage, a guitar, a song, or a name for myself; it was centered on knowing God and bringing others to know Him.
Finding vision has given me a why, how and where. It has answered all of my questions concerning purpose. When our lives are aligned with our vision, powerful actions take place. We have direction and nothing is wasted.
God has called us to have vision in our lives. Do you have vision for your life? I encourage you: seek the Lord and your path will be made straight. Finding your vision is simply finding more of God. Matthew 6:33 says that all things will be added to us if we will seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
As worshippers it is our job to better understand the heart of God, and in this pursuit we will better understand His plan for us.