THE GOD APPOINTED VISION
The prize for every high calling of God is a crown and this crown is enthronement. The God appointed vision is a genuine vision from God that leads to enthronement. You therefore owe yourself the responsibility of ascertaining the genuineness of your vision before launching out in pursuit. You must define your life first, then understand vision before to process to knowing the God appointed vision
How does one determine a genuine vision? This is our focus in this post. Let us see what prophet Habakkuk has to say: “I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie; though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not uoright in him: but the just shall live by faith” Habakkuk 2:1-4.
One major characteristics of a genuine vision is that, it has its source from and in GOD. IT IS God’s revealed plan and has to be traceable to Him. Any vision that does not have its source in God leads to destruction. It might flourish for a while but certain destruction is inevitable. Absalom, the son of David, had a desire. He wanted so much to become king that he couldn’t even wait for his father to die. His comportment and appearance gained the people’s approval.
Being pushed by this his own selfish vision, and the people’s, he declared himself king. His vision was not from God. For a while, it was sweet but sudden destruction overtook the glorification, so does everyone not from God lead to destruction. A vision that is from God will not encourage divisions and break-away, so, watch it. If your vision is from God, He will create a peaceful way out for you in His time. Every God vision is characterize by peace. Vision and peace are covenant partners. A vision you receive and rest is driven from you, and should be reexamined.
CHARACTERISTICS OF GENUINE VISION
The following are the characteristic of a genuine vision.
- It is given in response to a heart desire.
- A vision is sought for and acquired by man
- Vision is an individual, personal affair.
- Genuine vision is plain
- God’s vision always imparts a divine drive in the beneficiary which drives him on to accomplishment.
- It has a time element
A man who desires wisdom, must necessarily separate himself from every distraction and makes enquiries from God. The vision you will not pursue; you will not fulfill.
A vision, like a seed, produces of itself if pursued. The full maize does not appear at once. The source of a vision will not be a hidden secret after it execution. Surely, the vision will speak and not lie.