Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Without A Vision The People Perish.... War or Peace, Your Choice

I've heard this scripture quoted many times in church. The explanation given was "prophetic vision".... Well prophetic vision or just plain vision, what it states is still true: without a vision the people perish.  

Do you know what it means to not have a vision? To not know where you want to go in life or what the future holds? Can you imagine what it would be like to not be able to think past today? Or even dream or have aspirations?

Yet this happens to us when we allow others to dictate our dreams, give us fear of the unknown, or make us believe the future is hopeless. Without a vision of what makes our hearts happy, we literally set ourselves up to perish.  

Why do people commit suicide? They lost their vision, their hope, their reasons.  We need to have a vision or a thought of our future, "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" Heb 11:1. 

What is vision? " the act or power of anticipating that which will or many come to be". You don't have to be a prophet to have a vision.  This is part of our sovereign right...to dream dreams and see visions.  We've done this since our childhood, envisioned what our life would be like from day to day and when we were all grown up.  

Growing up I knew exactly what I wanted to be, I had a vision in my head.  I would be a teacher, I would marry for life, and have an even number of kids.  My life would be a happy one.  My husband would adore me and I would have enough money to live comfortably and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

We all had those aspirations growing up, but somewhere along our journey we were made to believe those dreams/visions needed to be altered, that we may have a difficult time attaining it. So we restricted our dreams to the reality we lived in (the controlled environment of fear) and therein ended our vision or altered it.  All because another human being said we can't achieve it.

We have heard of how positive thinking helps us to be successful, right?  All the successful people have affirmations they say, make vision boards, etc. They learn the "law of attraction" and implement it.  

Just take a moment to consider this: we have been taught to see the world as a place to escape from because of the conditions we live in.  What if it was our vision that was causing the world to be full of strife, wars, hurt, and pain?  Our churches teach us to see the world as having no order, one big ball of karma because God has not been acknowledged as Sovereign.  We visualize hell, wars, and rumors of war.

The Law of Attraction says like attracts like or positive thinking attracts positive karma.  Negative thoughts or thinking draws negative responses.  So when you apply this law to humankind as a collective and the majority have no vision or aspirations of a positive future, can we not see how their is nothing but death, war, and famine?  We are responsible.

Can you imagine if everyone started to visualize this world being in peace; if everyone started visualizing love, harmony, compassion, and forgiveness? As Louis Armstrong says " What a Wonderful World this would be".  So let's bring about a change.  How do you view your world, your future? Will you start to dream again? 

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions... Joel 2:27-29.
Joel 2:27-29

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