Everyone has a vision. It may be a vision for a business, educational pursuits, family or ministry. We all have something we’ve set to achieve. But have you ever seen yourself lose sight of that vision maybe because of distractions? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I also find myself in this category. I for one, can be very distracted from focus. Sometimes I set goals and chicken out because of impossibilities. I start off with much expectations and then throw in the towel at any bump (distractions and impossibilities). So before you overthink the meaning of the word “vision”, let’s define it.
A Vision is a Goal Towards Which One Aspires.
There’s no vision without a distraction
The phrase above means that distractions are bound to come so don’t be surprised when they do come, be fortified instead. A distraction may not necessarily be a person but is generally anything that breezes you out of your direction. Fear, failure thoughts, procrastination, just to mention a few. We humans are quick to getting distracted hence know your Delilah and say “no!” to her. The Bible holds a very absorbing story of Samson and Delilah In Judges 13-16. Don’t worry I always bring you guys fascinating stories so look it up.
SAMSON GOT DISTRACTED FROM HIS VISION BUT DELILAH KEPT SIGHT OF HERS.
God gave Samson a vision to deliver his people, the Israelites from their enemies, the Philistines. But our dear uncle Samson found endearment with the exact enemy, a Philistine lady by the name Delilah (his distraction). He lost sight of his vision whereas Delilah never did. Her vision was to see Samson depowered and she persisted until it was so. Hence, know your Delilah and avoid her path.
A few things to keep in mind.
1. Your Distraction Has A Vision As Well
Knowledge of this is key. When God gives His children a vision, the devil sets his agenda against it. Hence do not expect the distractions to stop coming. Know that the devil ain’t here to play.
2. Be Intentional.
Now all drives should be towards your goal. I mean intentionality in your decisions and actions .
3. Be Persistent.
Even when things don’t seem forthcoming. Keep pushing. It may take days or years, don’t loose sight still. There’s no successful person without persistence.
4. There’s NO Small Vision.
If it were small, it wouldn’t be something you aspired after. Lol. So, feeling like it’s beyond you is evidence that you’re in for greatness. Most importantly,
5. Actively Involve God.
Those who trust in Him faithfully can never be put to shame. You won’t be the first. So please LET HIM lead you.
I’m not losing site of my vision.
What about you?
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