HOW FAR CAN YOU SEE?
I don’t know about you, but the word vision, is a word I hear of a lot and sometimes wonder how to get it or if I’ve got it, how do I measure the fact that I’ve got the maximum amount I need – just in case I miss some of it!
Reading about the life of some people, you can clearly see how they have a clear cut vision, pursue it and achieve something of it; making them stand out in their world.
This week was pretty eventful for the whole of United Kingdom as we saw the appointment of a new prime minister- like him or not; it was very clear that the gentleman had a clear cut vision when he was young. As a young boy, Alexander Boris Johnson was asked what he wanted to be and he said he wanted to be the ‘king of the world’; what a big goal from a little boy. While at Eton, he decided to change his first name to Boris so he can ‘stand out’ – isn’t that interesting? Biographers said he always wanted to win and he went both by default and by accident to achieve what he wanted to become. He saw something and he became what he saw. Many will say he has a strong vision.
As I was thinking of Mr Johnson’s story; Eddie and I were also examining the story of a particular company we became a part of about 16 years ago. Anytime we visit the location of the company; we are told and shown a picture of the future. I would usually ask Eddie if he got it; just because most of the time: I couldn’t see it as my imagination seemed not to be that strong.
As time progressed, we saw all they planned and proposed and they have even gone bigger, better and further than they painted as a picture about a decade ago.
The above story reminded me of God’s promise to Abraham when God told Abraham to look with his eyes of vision to the land God planned to give him. God said He will give Abraham as far as Abraham’s eyes can see.
See the scripture in Genesis 13:14-16
14 The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. 15 All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. 16 I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, then your offspring could be counted.
So, what do you see? Abraham was instructed to look around from where he was- the vision starts from where you are now; then in addition to that is to ask yourself, How far can your eyes see based on what you desire and what God has in store for you.
You can have all you see ; but you have to see it first. Task yourself to see. Paint a nice picture of the future you desire in every area of your life, get attached scriptures and then pray and praise through it;- you shall see it happen.
God is on your side!