May my vision be a blessing to all
by Rev Bassey Ekong
August 18: Your Mission and Vision
It is essential that every Christian learns the difference between mission and vision. Everybody was designed to be unique and to fulfill a particular purpose on earth.
To carry out this specific purpose, your vision has to be specific, otherwise, you’ll be just like everyone else around you. Remember, your vision, like your fingerprints, is meant to distinguish you from every other person in the world.
Let’s look at the Christian church as an example. The assignment Jesus gave His followers, more than two thousand years ago, “go into all the world and preach the Good News” (Mark 16:15), is called the great commission. It is the “co-mission,” the joint or corporate mission of the world-wide church under the authority of Jesus Christ as her High Priest.
Therefore, if a local church organization thinks its particular vision is to preach the gospel, then it has a mistaken idea of its vision. It knows its mission, but it hasn’t yet found its true vision which should be that one thing that distinguishes it from all other church bodies (see Ephesians 4:16).
One church is not assigned the same gifts and talents and certainly not the same vision as other organizations are assigned.
That is why an individual church body shouldn’t compare itself with other church organizations in its city or nation or use another church organization as a measure of its own success. Each church is to fulfill its part of the great commission through the specific emphasis or approach that God has given it. (Please read 1 Corinthians 12:12-27).
The same general principle holds true for you and your personal vision. What is the specific emphasis or approach in life that God has given you? Note: If you have not yet identified your vision, the Biblical statutes and principles will help and you should pray for guidance. You were designed to be unique and to fulfill a particular purpose.
Let’s pray: Father, my mission, as a believer, is to see others helped to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. Lord, open my eyes to see the specific vision You have given me to use in fulfilling this mission. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Today’s reading: Psalm 100-102; 1Corinthians 1
May My Vision be a Blessing to All.
Rev Bassey Ekong, Dip Ed, BSc. Ed, B. Ed, M. Ed is an educator/teacher of science on the high school panel of the local board of education in the Ottawa-Carleton region. He’s a psychology of learning specialist. A scholar, always learning, a writer, teacher and trainer, adviser board of directors and pastor of the Light of the Nations ministry international, a non-denominational ministry with its headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.