Thursday, February 23, 2006

Where are you going?

This morning as I was praying, I told God that I felt like I was swimming in the Ocean. I am swimming strong, really making time, but I am not sure if I'm swimming to Africa, the United States, or even Europe. I don't really have any trouble swimming, but I just need some new direction.

Have you ever felt that way? If you have you are not alone, but God's Word gives some instruction in this area. In Proverbs 29:18, we are told that "without vision, the people run wild." You know, you do not have to be a Christian or a rocket scientist to know that this is true. Just spend some time with a group of people. If you do not give them direction, there is a good chance that they will get nowhere. It is also true of our personal lives, if you set out with no plans for a day, there's a good chance you will get nothing done.

I think God desires that we live lives with His vision in mind. God's vision might not always be exactly what we expect. As a matter of fact, Paul was surprised to learn that God's vision for ministry would send him into Macedonia. But God's placement of Paul led to Paul's great ministry. Seek God's vision in your life, and then stick to it. You can be certain that if God is for you no man (or woman) can effectively stand against you.

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