August 6 Vision and Purpose

And the LORD took him outside and said, “Now look to the heavens and count the stars, if you are able.” Then He told him, “So shall your offspring be. Genesis 15:5

The difference between purpose and vision. Purpose is the intent for which God created you— the reason why you were born. Purpose is what God has already decided in His own mind that you’re supposed to begin to fulfill.

•Vision is when you can see it in your mind by faith and begin to imagine it.

•Purpose is when you know and understand what you were born to accomplish.

When you are able to see your purpose, your vision comes to life.

Abraham saw vision of stars in the heaven and God told him if he can count the stars that will be the number of his offspring.  Abraham believed this vision and his purpose now is to obey and trust God who had given him the vision.

Scriptures: Jeremiah 33:22; Genesis 13:16; Genesis 16:10

 For example, my purpose is to identify and encourage leadership and visionary qualities in people throughout the world.

We have insight into God’s purpose for us based on what we know God has already accomplished in eternity. Vision is a glimpse of our future that God has purposed. We don’t know all the details of how our purposes will unfold, but we see their “ends” because God reveals them to us in the visions He gives us. This is why we can be confident that they will come to pass. When God created you with a purpose, He also designed you perfectly to be able to fulfill it. God always gives us the ability to do whatever He calls us to do.

Prayer: Father, my life’s vision is an exciting look into the future that You have purposed for me. Thank You for assuring me that You have already put the plan in motion so that I might complete it.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Thought: Vision is foresight with insight based on hindsight.

Reading: Psalm 70–71; Romans 8:22–39

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