Updated: Feb 16
Any good business manager knows that at least twice a year he should call a meeting with his employees to specifically look at one vital aspect of operation…”are we still heading in the direction of our original vision”. If their business has veered off track in any way, it is the responsibility of the company leadership to get the crew back on the right path and aimed, once again, at their original goal.
Even our car tires need to be realigned occasionally. If they aren’t then it becomes difficult to drive straight and reach our desired destination.
Romans 1:20 tells us that we can understand things in the spiritual realm by the things God made in the natural realm. For example: a garden needs good soil, sunshine, rain, etc. to produce good fruit. In the same way, we need good soil, sunshine, rain, etc. in our spiritual lives in order to grow and produce good, spiritual fruit. We see this clearly in Matthew 13 where Jesus tells us the parable of the seeds.
So what can we understand when we read Proverbs 29:18? “Where there is no vision the people perish.”
To answer that question I must first answer this one…
Spiritually speaking, what exactly is my vision?
I believe thousands of Christians live out their lives not knowing the correct answer to that question. Many spend countless years trying to figure out what God’s will is for their life? “Should I be a doctor, or a bus driver?”, and once they decide, they spend more years trying to determine whether or not they made the right decision. Perhaps unfulfilled in their profession, or life in general, they long for a “ministry” where they can be useful instead of just “throwing their life away”.
As I read through the bible, I find no place where God is concerned with our profession, unless of course it goes against his holy principals and standard. What I do see is that God’s plan is to bring us from death to life, (Ephesians 2:4-5) from darkness to light, (John 8:12) from servants to Sonship! (Galatians 4:7) And it is the Sons that inherit. We will rule and reign with him. (Revelation 20:6) We will be his people and he will be our God! (Jeremiah 32:38)
We are called to be sons and God’s plan is to bring many sons to glory! (Hebrews 2:10) When we understand that, the small details of our everyday lives become of little importance. Like Paul, we will say, “For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.” (1 Corinthians 2:2)