God gives us vision and what is necessary to accomplish that vision. God is the Source that allows us to be successful in living with purpose.
Vision is a clear mental picture of something that God desires for your life.
Vision clarifies purpose, helps establish priorities, motivates commitment, maximizes productivity, and fuels passion.
Vision is a specific desire that God has for our future. It gives us a direction to head in.
Vision grows out of a need that we see around us, something so strong we just can’t get it out of our minds. It gets into our hearts and becomes a burden for us. As we are burdened for this need, we begin to let God use us in fulfilling the cause. As we move to action, we ask God for direction to see His vision of a better future realized for this particular need. As God responds, He provides our mission, our purpose, and our focus for the year.
So, what needs are breaking your heart? What do you see around you that God wants to change? Ask God to lift the greatest desire above the rest, and see what becomes a burden you carry. Then, ask God what your role will be to see that need met or changed. When you have your mission, you will have a purpose every day.
Once you receive a vision from God for what He wants to do through you, then set SMART goals to help you achieve that vision by living with purpose!
“Therefore see that you walk carefully [living life with honor, purpose, and courage; shunning those who tolerate and enable evil], not as the unwise, but as wise [sensible, intelligent, discerning people], making the very most of your time [on earth, recognizing and taking advantage of each opportunity and using it with wisdom and diligence], because the days are [filled with] evil.”
Ephesians 5:15-16 AMP
5 Keys to Living In Purpose