Just as the power of a vision can move us and others around us closer to a better way of life, having no vision can move us and those around us further away from a better way of life. How I view our reality affects our focus on the vision we have for our lives. If we want our futures to count for more than our past, then we nee to ask some practical questions in the pursuit of our vision. Is your vision being impacted by distractions? Are distractions keeping you from impacting others and building relationships? God wants us to leverage our influence to bring people to faith, and every day that we do so impacts the future for the better.
1. Do you struggle with focus? What distracts you the most?
2. Have you ever been through a season that felt completely hopeless? How did you get there? How did you get out?
3. Have you felt yourself in uncertain or fearful circumstances while pursuing your dream or vision for your life? If so, what were those circumstances?
4. What does your “boat” (your place of safety and contentment) look like?
5. How do relationships allow us the margin we need to explore faith?
6. If your legacy was determined by what you did this past week, how would you be remembered?
7. What does your vision for your life look like?
8. Name three people in your life that you could reach out to and begin to invest in a relationship with. How are these people connected to you?
Often, fear is what paralyzes our pursuit of vision and impacts our relationships. We simply need to get out of our “boats” and take a step of faith. Let go of your fears, and trust that God is with you every step of the way.
This week, intentionally eliminate some distractions, carve out a few minutes, open your Bible, and spend some time in prayer.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!