Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. - Habakkuk. 2:2-3
Vision is about seeing. In Genesis chapter 15, God promised Abraham that He would be his reward, yet Abraham complained about his childlessness. If God is your reward, everything else becomes yours. God knew Abraham's confession was negative, so He had to change Abraham's vision. Abraham counted the stars as God said until he lost counting. It was at this time that Abraham believed God and it was counted for him as righteousness.
What is a vision? A vision is a detailed picture of a desired end. You cannot be distracted when you have the right vision. Nobody will be able to mislead or talk you out of the way of God's plan for your life once your vision is clear. No one will entice or seduce you when you have a clear vision. Is there an end you desire? What exactly are you doing? Can you define your assignment?
The fire of life burns furiously and spares no one. Your faith will be tested and tried but when you have the right vision, nothing will break your focus. Joseph had no Bible in the home of Potiphar, yet he stood against seduction from the woman considered to be his master's wife. He answered his master's wife “how can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” Joseph had the vision of his brothers bowing down to him one day. He had the deep understanding that he wouldn't allow Potiphar's wife to break his focus. Even his 13years imprisonment was not enough to mortgage his conscience and destiny.
Beloved, be consistent in your walk with God. Know Him, not method, because what was working for you might suddenly work against you. Joseph was once loved even as a slave by Potiphar, but it changed suddenly when his master's wife lied against him. Joseph, who was once Potiphar's favourite became a prisoner. Things may change but if you have a fire in your heart, you would not water down your commitment since you already have the future in view.
Jesus could endure the pain of the cross because he had the vision of billions being saved from eternity of doom. Jesus did not die reluctantly but purposely laid down His life. Jesus died with optimism, knowing He would not end it all in the grave. He saw His death as a planting or transition to glory. As whatever is planted dies first before growing, so also is the death of Jesus (see Hebrew 12:2).
Prayer: O lord God, grant me a spirit of wisdom and revelation (of insight into mysteries and secrets) in the (deep and intimate) knowledge of you. Have my eyes of my heart flooded with light so that I can know and understand the hope to which you have called me in Jesus Name.
Further Reading: Genesis 15:1-6; Ephesians.1:16-18
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Jeremiah 39:1-41:18; 2 Timothy 1:1-18; Psalm 90:1-91:16; Proverbs 26:1-2