What do you imagine for yourself?

The proverb says it well, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

When everything else was clouded, I lacked vision. We all do. A difficult aspect of losing sight of purpose is seeing actions through a dirty lens. Actions become less strategic and joyful, and the focus rests heavily on momentary likes or dislikes. Not long-term work to be done.

When I started holding onto every comment on every evaluation, no matter how minute or petty, I realized I was done. Vision focused on an emotional response will never satisfy.

Just as a vision expecting validation from others can be crushing, but I believe this is the place where so many of us get derailed. We see what we stand for, we know why we are standing where we stand, but once we see past the tips of our toes, we are open for attack. It often sends us right back to square one. We see out the window of vision with cloudy eyes, broken glasses, and plenty of smudges, and our view of what we stand for gets shaky.

Here is this week’s video on setting your vision!

When do you decide where your purpose best fits the future?

3 thoughts on “On Purpose: What’s Your Vision?

  1. Great blog, as usual. It is just the proverb that i think is misplaced. Proverbs 29:18 says vision in the KJV, which is from 1611, when “vision” meant “revelation” or, as ESV says, “prophetic vision.” It isn’t about casting vision but about rejecting God’s revelation in contrast to obeying it (the second half of the verse). IN the NLT it is, “When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.” And in the NIV, “where there is no revelation,m people cast of restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.” My dad said in the French bible it was, “where there is no revelation the people are without brakes.” I like that.

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    1. Thanks Dan, much appreciated.
      Yes, I definitely took some liberty on that one. Not sure I’ll do anything with it at this point, so hopefully people read the comments. Thanks for the translations, especially the one from your dad 🙂


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