HOLDING ONTO THE VISION
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Bible Reading: Habakkuk 2: 1-3
1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end, it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2: 1-3
Vision in this context means; God divine revelation to his people vis-à-vis their purpose of living. It is at the vision ground that people discover God purpose for their life and what it takes to fulfil their vision. We discovered from Prophet Habakkuk that vision is meant to be run, to be written plainly, vision requires adequate time or patience and lastly it has it own time of manifestation boldly and whosoever that is holding onto vision must comply with the prerequisite making vision as a whole. From the above scripture, we understood that Habakkuk was at a prayer ground and was waiting profusely to hear what God will say concerning his purpose of life and God told him to write those things which he has revealed to him and make it plain upon a table that when people pass by they will read it. Understand with me that, that is the reason why some people or in some places you will see them making some inscriptions on their wall.
Vision is not for lazy people or impatience dude, vision is for the prayerful, hardworking and patient people. In a group of people, God will decide to give them vision randomly but catching the vision now become each one personal task.
Daniel was with his pals but only him saw the vision as shown below; “And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them so that they fled to hide.” Daniel 10: 7
The above is Daniel testimony, vision is for the serious-minded people. For anyone who is unserious cannot run a vision. Vision is for those who want to live a fulfilled life, those who want to attain destiny in life, those who want to change the world via the word of God.
WHY VISION NECESSARY.
- Vision unfolds God plans concerning his children. It is at the visionary stage that people begin to fulfil or discover the purpose of God for their life.
- Visionary people are missionary people. They are the set of people on the go, they are the people who carry the tremendous anointing of God and are willing to dispense it at all cost.
WHY SOME PEOPLE CANNOT ACTUALISE THEIR VISION
Impatience. We are in a world where so many people are eager to see output more than an input. People prefer to catch or see a miracle in things they do not willing to be patient. We have so many microwave Christians- the Christians that want things to happen quick and cheap. But we understood from the anchored scripture that God commanded Habakkuk to be patient, even though the vision may seem slow, even though it may look as if the vision is fake or not forthcoming to manifest. But God said unto him; “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end, it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2: 3
Inability to pursue the vision. Vision is for runners. Vision is for those who have the competency to pursue or run it at will. Vision is not for sitters. Only those who received a vision and run after it derives a result, that you received a vision does not mean the vision will be actualized, it is your inputs that determine whether your vision will manifest or otherwise.
Blinded spiritually. In the book of Daniel 10:7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision. If your spiritual eyes are not open or sound you cannot see a vision for vision is eyes related
HOW TO LAY HOLD ONTO A VISON
If you want to catch a vision from God do the followings;
Be born again. There are so many voices speaking in Zion, God voice and Satan voice. And for you to differentiate the two voices you must be part of God family so as you can know his voice and God will, in turn, know your voices.
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” John 10: 27-28
If you are not born again you cannot discern when God is showing you your vision or he is talking to you. You must be born again. John3v3
Prayers. Vision is not given to prayerless people. It is the prayer that birth vision because what you don’t pray for God cannot give you. For you to catch a vision you must take prayer habitual. Habakkuk 2: 1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. Habakkuk wasn’t in the beer parlour crying out for vision, he was at prayer ground no wonder he said I will stand upon my watch, watch here symbolizes prayer ground. So, therefore, for you to catch a vision you must be a praying person
Ask questions. It was Isaac Newton who said; “if I can go farther in life it is by standing on the shoulder of those who have gone ahead of him”. There is nothing one is looking for that someone else is nothing holding the batten of it, locate such people tap into them. The disciple asked Jesus how should they pray and Jesus taught them the manner and the way to pray.
“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray to stand in the synagogues and the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye, therefore, like unto them: for your, Father knoweth what things ye need, before ye ask him.
9 After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:” Mathew 6:5-14
Using the above scripture as an example, if the disciples never asked Jesus the protocol for praying I believe many would have been confused on the manner and the way to pray. But thanks be to God for JESUS who has taught us how to pray.
4 Be careful of the company you keep. It is commonly said that association determine acceleration and that who you follow determines what follows. 2kg2: 2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Bethel. 2Samuel 13
5 Read books. In every area of discipline, reading is always the first and best ingredients that bring about successfulness either in ministry, career et al. Daniel 9: 2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. Reading highly anointed books of great men of God
6 Listening to CD tapes of the great men of God. Faith is boosted by listening to the word of God constantly. Romans 10: 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
- Father show me mercy in any area of my life that I have fallen short of your glory in the name of Jesus
- Father give me the grace never to give up in life in the name of Jesus
- Father reveal to me the purpose of my living on this earth in the name of Jesus
- Father show me thy glory in the name of Jesus
- Father give me the grace to be prayerful all the days of my life in the name of Jesus
- Father connect me to people that matters a lot in my life in the name of Jesus
- Father disassociate me from the company of lazy people in the name of Jesus
- Father give me the grace to keep holding onto your word concerning my life in the name of Jesus
- Father strengthen me so I can run this vision you have given to me in the name of Jesus
- Father give me all I require to run this vision in the name of Jesus
- Father, when the time is come for you to glory yourself in my vision, do not forsake me in the name of Jesus
- Father stays with me always so I can run this vision you have given to me in the name of Jesus
- Father I trust in you never pass me by in the name of Jesus
- Father use me mightily to shake the kingdom of darkness in the name of Jesus
- Father orders the step of this vision you have given to me in the name of Jesus