Your Vision is NOT Just For You!!!
1 Corinthians 12:4-7
BlogFam, I am so excited about how God has been moving and speaking in the lives of men and women during the course of the MY VISION FAST! I know that men and women have been hearing from God in order to SEE God’s vision for their lives and to receive the divine directives regarding their next right steps to live out God’s Vision for their lives. However, as we move forward and take great strides to walk in line with God’s vision, I hope that you already know this but if you do not, let me be the first to tell you: YOUR VISION IS NOT JUST FOR YOU!!!
Yes, I said it.
And Let me say it again so that you know you read my statement correctly:
YOUR VISION IS NOT JUST FOR YOU!!!
Now, breathe. And now, think about it. It is true. My vision, Your vision, God’s vision for our individual lives is NEVER just for us to keep and hold and cherish and dare I say, memorialize until the Second Coming of Jesus! NO! We are to SHARE our vision for the common good of the Body of Christ and for the advancement of God’s Kingdom here on earth!
Friends, we have been praying for God to reveal specific things as it relates to what we should do next, where we should go, what we should say and how we should live in this new season. And I believe that God has spoken fresh words of vision and purpose and inspiration and direction because in God’s infinite love for each of us, God wants us to be CLEAR about how we SEE God, SEE ourselves, and how we SEE God’s vision for our lives.
And because God LOVES you and me and those who may never read this blog or His Word, I want you to understand that the vision that God has for you must be directly related to advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In some way, shape, form, or fashion, your vision CANNOT be one that negates your testimony as a believer in Jesus Christ and your vision CANNOT be one that disrupts the flow of the Holy Spirit. If your Vision has absolutely NOTHING to do with building the Kingdom, then I would challenge you to ask the Lord to show you how it does or to ask if this is God’s vision for your life.
I know that some of you are thinking, well, my vision is not a church vision. And to that, I will say, OK. I did not say anything about your vision needing to be a church vision. I said that your vision must be a vision for the common good of the Body of Christ and for the advancement of God’s Kingdom here on earth! I am speaking in terms beyond the four walls of the church as we have come to know it. Friends, there are others of you whose vision is directly and inherently linked to your local church but that is NOT everybody’s testimony. However, I do know that if you have a vision from GOD, whatever you SEE as the next right step in the direction of God’s vision for YOUR life, in some way, shape, form , or fashion, GOD’S VISION for your life will be a vision for the common good of the Body of Christ and for the advancement of God’s Kingdom here on earth!
And I cannot explain exactly how this will be the case, but I know it will be. You have to get the specific details from your own prayer time. I just want you to be clear as you prepare to move forward, that YOUR VISION IS NOT JUST FOR YOU!!!
BlogFam, this reminds me of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. YOUR GIFT is not given to you just for you!
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. Thereare different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spiritis given for the common good.
If your gift AND your vision is from God, then it is God who is working in and through you to accomplish the work of the Kingdom FOR THE COMMON GOOD!
Friends, YOUR VISION IS NOT JUST FORYOU!!! And all I am saying is that I need you and you need me. We need each other so that the Kingdom of God can be advanced in the earth and the Body of Christ is better when we can all operate in our gifts and live out the vision that God has called and/or commanded each of us to do. When we do so, we magnify the Kingdom of God in magnificent ways, we exalt Christ so that all people will be drawn to Him.
So, do NOT get this twisted! We have NOT been fasting and praying about God’s Vision for our lives so that we can get rich or more popular or for bragging rights on how many pounds you lost during this fast. NO! We have been praying and sacrificing so that we can be clear about our role in the Kingdom of God and as we gain clarity to SEE God, SEE Ourselves, and SEE God’s Vision for our lives, we are better able to work/serve/live God’s vision for the common good of the Body of Christ and for the advancement of God’s Kingdom here on earth!
But I am sure that YOU already knew this… **Wink Wink**
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