Do you have a vision for your life? This quote by Zig Ziglar brings clarity to why there’s so many of us out there that keep achieving nothing. If we don’t have a vision, then we have nothing to build our goals on therefore aiming and achieving nothing!
In the Bible, Abraham and his nephew Lot needed to go their separate ways in order to stop the strife that was beginning to build between their herdsmen. Abraham being a man of integrity asked Lot to take first pick of the land that he wanted and he obviously picked the land that was rich and cultivated leaving Abraham with the land that was barren. Abraham must have felt discouraged with what he was left with but God wanted him to have a vision.
Here’s what the Lord said to him in Genesis 13:14-17 AMP:
The Lord said to Abram after Lot had left him, Lift up now your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward;
For all the land which you see I will give to you and to your posterity forever.
And I will make your descendants like the dust of the earth, so that if a man could count the dust of the earth, then could your descendants also be counted.
Arise, walk through the land, the length of it and the breadth of it, for I will give it to you.
With God, we have to believe before we receive. When we create a picture in our minds and hold on to that vision, it gives us a positive state of mind which helps build our faith. Even though in the present moment Abraham’s reality did not look promising at all, God wanted him to picture and visualize what He had in store for him and trust that what He was promising him would come to pass.
We always need to remember that any idea that surfaces within us that’s designed to make a positive difference comes from God. Even though our reality might not reflect what He’s telling us, it’s important to build a vision and trust that He will provide whatever we need to bring it to pass. That vision gives us a focal point that helps us set and build goals which create the pathway to bringing it to reality. Instead of feeding our minds with all the reasons why it can never happen, visualizing builds our confidence in what we’ve been promised and creates the energy that brings on ideas on how to achieve what we want.
I love visualizing because it always helps me get out of my negative mindset and builds my faith. I especially love doing it in the last half hour before I go to bed because when we go to sleep and our minds go into a subconscious state, I want my mind to be in a positive mindset. I also try to do it as often as I can during the day as I can find alone time whether it’s 5 or 20 minutes! Those small intervals also help me remain focused on my vision. With time the ideas start presenting themselves. As the ideas keep coming and I keep on acting on them, I start meeting the goals I’ve set and before I know it my vision starts slowly unfolding into reality!
Visualization is very important! Start visualizing and give yourselves a focus and something to aim at!