Don’t Lose Sight of Your Vision
Do you have a dream or vision that God has given you and you are uncertain about how to get there? Are you in transition, thus far the directions have been clear, but now the vision is unclear? Is your vision unclear?
In the Message Bible there is a passage of scripture found in Mark 8:22-25 which reads, “They arrived at Bethsaida. Some people brought a sightless man and begged Jesus to give him a healing touch. Taking him by the hand, he led him out of the village. He put spit in the man’s eyes, laid hands on him, and asked, “Do you see anything?” He looked up. “I see men. They look like walking trees.” So Jesus laid hands on his eyes again. The man looked hard and realized that he had recovered perfect sight, saw everything in bright, twenty-twenty focus.”
There are times in pursing your life’s purpose or pursuing success when your vision can become cloudy or a little unclear, especially if you are taking a leap of faith to the next level. Having unclear vision about your next step can be the launching pad you need to boldly go forth into something bigger and better than where you are. Your challenge is to hold firmly to your vision as you go to the next level. In other words, don’t lose sight of the vision. Keep the vision before you by refreshing it.
In this passage of scripture there are several things that took place to help this man receive his sight. From this passage of scripture here are some practical strategies you can apply to your journey as you go to the next level in your business, ministry or life.
1. Start by asking yourself the question – Can I See Anything Now?
You may have only a glimpse of what you should be doing or where you are headed.
2. Acknowledge that you can see something and then write down what you see even if it doesn’t make much sense to you right now.
Writing down what you see puts your vision in plain sight. This helps you to stay focused.
3. Take yourself outside of the comfort zone of family and friends so that you can position yourself to receive clear vision and directions.
You may have to isolate yourself for a season to refocus.
4. Pray for another touch.
Remember, Proverbs 29:18 says, “Without a vision the people perish.” Without revelation about your life’s purpose you will perish. Your potential for success will be hindered. As you go through life don’t let anything shake your confidence, causing you to stumble. Become the gatekeeper of your mind and eyes. Protect your vision – don’t lose sight of it.