by Rev Bassey Ekong
July 5: Vision is a Force
One of the most powerful spiritual forces in life is the force of vision. A young man did a college paper in his Yale economics class on his vision for overnight mail. His professor gave him a “C” and wrote, “Do not dream of things that cannot happen.” After the young man graduated from the school, he started Federal Express. Federal Express competes with multinational mail transport systems such as DHL, UPS and others.
Your vision determines your destiny. I was a bit younger than age thirteen when I wrote down my vision for my life and sent it in a letter to my aunt who was very fun of me at that time. I carried it with me all through primary and high school. Much of what I’m doing right now was in that letter to my aunt when I was a young- near- teenager.
Vision makes you persistent. I believe with all my heart that when you have no vision, you will simply relive the past with its disappointments and failures. Therefore, vision is the key to your future and the meaning for your life.
In Numbers 13 and 14, Joshua and Caleb and ten other men were sent by Moses into the Promised Land as spies. They all saw a rich land flowing with milk and honey that was being given to the Israelites by God. Ten spies were afraid to enter that land, afraid to pursue the dream. However, Joshua and Caleb believed God and had the vision and the faith to go into it and take it. Because of their vision, they did not die in the wilderness with the unbelieving Israelites. They were allowed to move into the Promised Land with the next generation and see God’s promises to the people of Israel fulfilled. Note: One of the most powerful forces in life is the force of vision. Have you found your vision yet? If so, how do you want it to affect you? Will you need help to make it work? Just keep up your prayers and faith but start doing something about it.
Let’s pray: Father, Joshua and Caleb saw beyond the giants and beyond their fears; they saw the vision of Your Promised Land. Please let me see the vision You have given me. I want to have the faith and courage to see and pursue it. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Today’s reading: Job 30-31; Acts 13:26-52
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.