I’ll be beginning a 5 part vision post later on this evening.

I’ve been thinking a lot about vision for the past few months. There’s not a whole lot that’s more important to an organization than vision. The Bible even says that “where there is no vision the people perish” (Prov. 29:18).

It’s an interesting verse that has incredible significance. The first part of the verse talks about the vision itself. It’s referring to a God inspired vision or prophetic vision. A vision that you haven’t come up with on your own but that God has given you divinely. These are the kinds of visions that can’t fail if we put our focus and trust on God. Without this, the verse goes on to tell us that the people will perish. As Mark Batterson talks about in his new book ‘Wild Goose Chase’ this perish word actually ‘refers to a fruit that is past its prime.’ In other words, the fruit has been sitting so long that it’s no longer good to eat. If we apply that to us, we need a vision that will allow us to walk in the callings that God has put in our lives. Otherwise we’re just like the fruit that sits on the tree and doesn’t get used. When we don’t get used the vision dies in our hearts and we begin the long downward spiral of perishing. 

Over the next few days I’ll be talking a bit more about vision and how it happens and what it really means for our lives…