Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18 (kjv)
Vision is a dynamic life force. It’s a spiritual power that gives you the ability to see by faith, even those things that you cannot see with your natural eye. In fact, I believe what you see when your eyes are closed is far more important than what you see when they are open. Your vision of the real YOU cannot be who you see reflected in the mirror, because that “you” will morph and change as you go through life. No, the vision of the authentic YOU is who you see with the eyes of your heart. Who do you see when you close your eyes? Be brutally honest. Then believe, whoever that is, that God loves you unconditionally, right here, right now. Just the way you are. And, if you never changed a thing, God would still love you completely.
Let your vision for YOU start there.
You are a child loved wholly and outrageously by God. This is where the real YOU begins. So many people are perishing in this world because they don’t have this vision. They don’t believe there is a God who loves them so much, that even before they did anything to deserve it, He gave His only Son to die just so they could be reunited into fellowship with Him. Maybe the reason some reading this devotional have felt their “real YOU” has been perishing is because they’ve never let this reality sink into the core of their vision. Maybe this is you? Yes, there may be aspects of YOU that you struggle with right now. But instead of diving into the next self-help program, spend some quality time learning to believe that God’s love is authentic, powerful, and personal towards YOU. Get a vision of YOU being favored and accepted by an unmatchable Father in Heaven. This is where the real YOU begins.
Meditate today about how God’s love is for YOU personally, specifically, and intimately. Allow that truth to roll around in your mind and heart until that vision becomes vividly clear. This might take some time, but it’s well worth it!
Father, I believe and accept Your love for me. You loved me before I did anything to deserve it, You love me now, even when I make mistakes, and You will love me for eternity. Thank You that You help me to build this vision as a foundation
for my life.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:26-27
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14