Are You About To Perish?

This sounds like a silly question, but it’s one you really need to think over.

Many of us are on a path that will end in destruction. We’re wandering without a clue on where we are going.

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Proverbs 29:18 states “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

The Bible makes it clear that we need a vision. Without it we will perish.

If you’re someone who doesn’t have a vision, it’s time to get one.

Are you ready to get serious about creating a vision statement for your life? Is that a yes I hear?

Good, I knew you were ready! Now let’s do this.

  • Set aside a day:
    You’re going to need time to do this. Try to find a full day to devote to this task. If you’re unable to do a full day, set aside 4 or more hours.

    By creating a block of time to devote to creating a vision, you’re placing importance on it. This will also minimize distractions.

  • Get away from your regular surroundings:
    Too often we get complacent with our surroundings. They lack the inspiration you will need to create your vision.

    Find a place that will inspire you.

    This could be a cabin in the woods, a cottage at the beach, or you and a tent at the summit of a mountain.

    Whatever you do, find a place that takes your breath away.

  • Dream big:
    Your vision needs to be bigger than yourself. It must encompass the story you want your life to tell.

    Begin by thinking back to your childhood. What were your dreams? What did you want to become? Where did you want to live?

    Write these ideas down. Examine the ideas and see if there are any common themes. If there are, note them.

    Now think about your current life. What would you change? Where do you want to go? How do you want your life remembered?

    Do these desires to line up with the dreams you had as a child? See which ones are still there.

  • Begin writing:
    Start with where you are currently. Put your current reality down on paper so you can see where you are beginning from.

    Once you have your current reality on paper, begin the transition to where you want to go.

    But instead of writing it as a dream, write it as a reality. Use words like “I am living in the heart of Tennessee” or “I am daily enjoying physical exercise.”

    By using the present tense you are creating a mental picture of success. You’re putting a firm image in your mind.

    Continue this until you have a clear vision for five years, ten year, or twenty years.

And there you have your vision statement.

You will want to keep it in an area that you will see it often, if not daily. This will keep the vision clear and sharp in your mind.

Most importantly, remember this isn’t set in stone. As the years pass by, your dreams and desires may change. It’s okay to tweak the vision. Just make sure it is staying true to who you are.

“To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.”
— Seneca

Question: Do you have a vision statement for your life? Would you share it with us? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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