Thursday, October 05, 2006

Vision ...

I have recently come across some material by a man named Pete Grieg (not sure of the spelling at the moment), he is a leader in a movement called 24-7 Prayer. He was writing about getting the vision of God and about the Holy Spirit inspiring vision in us. Here are some thoughts in his writing.

"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision." (Muhammad Ali)

Grieg put some scriptures together to write:
"God has a breathtaking vision for your life. From the moment you were created he loved what he saw. He handpicked you to be fruitful. He can do immeasurably more than all you ask or imagine. He wants you to succeed."

He goes on ...
"But perhaps your dreams have been crushed. Maybe you're discouraged and weary. Will you allow the Spirit to breathe on the embers of your call? As Brennan Manning says, 'When we fear failure more than we love life, when we are dominated by thoughts of what we might have been rather than by thoughts of what we might become ... we deny our faith in the God of love."

So what is your vision? What do you know, or think, God wants from you and for you? Do you realize that he loves you and has huge plans for you. Not always huge by our definition of fame, money and power, but huge in regards to eternity and the impact on other people's lives. To fulfill his vision for us means we are being who he created us to be, to be 100% ourselves. To be God's creation in his world.

Be encouraged you were created for a great purpose. You are very special.


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