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Something worth fighting for

By Craig  Crosby Chaplain Amedisys Hospice scraigcrosby@gmail.com Refuge Church www.refugechurch.org

By Craig
Chaplain Amedisys Hospice
Refuge Church

Many fight over the meaningless, while failing to fight for the meaningful. Let me share with you something worth fighting for. Something you need to discover and then hold on to with everything you’ve got. That something is God’s vision for your life.

Most people, families, businesses, and even churches are living with no clear vision. For this reason they struggle with identity, progression, and staying on track with what matters most. Here are a few things you need to know about vision.

#1 VISION REALLY MATTERS. (Proverbs 29:18) “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” A wise man once said, “If you aim for nothing you’ll hit it everytime.” Many are aiming for nothing, but hoping for greatness. Vision is having a clear sense of what God wants you to do with your life. To carry out God’s vision you must allow what he has commanded you to do to dictate your everyday life. Otherwise you’ll just survive, but never thrive.

#2 GOD HAS A VISION FOR YOU. (Jeremiah 29:11) says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Yes, God gives us all free choice. But, our plans will never compare to His plans. God sees beyond where we are to where only He can take us. We can’t see into the future or make sense of the past. God can do it all and has plans to work it all out for our good and His glory. Settling for anything less than God’s vision for your life is settling for far too less.

#3 YOU DON’T CREATE YOUR OWN VISION, YOU DISCOVER IT. Most make up their own plans and then ask God to bless it. Contrary to popular opinion that is not how it works. You need to seek God’s vision with all your heart and you will be blessed. Quit trying to write the daily script of your life. Quit thinking you have to create a life, but seek to discover the life God already has created for you. (Jeremiah 29:13) says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Oh how we rob ourselves of greater days when we make up our own plans, when we don’t stay on our knees before an all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-loving God seeking His vision for our lives. Why? Because in the end it’s the only thing that will matter.


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