The Power of Vision

Vision 2Vision noun vi·sion \ˈvi-zhən\

  1. ability to see: sight or eyesight
  2. something that you imagine: a picture that you see in your mind

When I think of vision, I think of being able to see and even more so, being able to see clearly. We all want to have 20/20 vision. If we don’t, we either wear glasses, contacts or even have Lasik eye surgery because seeing clearly is important to us.

Well, what about seeing clearly in our mind’s eye?

What about vision for our ministry, our family, our neighborhood, our workplace, our LIFE?

Recently, we moved into a new neighborhood creating a new opportunity to be a light for Christ. Walking our puppy opened doors for us to meet the dog owners on the street and a Christmas Gathering in my home allowed for me to meet many of the women.

I love making these connections, but my vision for what I would really like to see for the women in my neighborhood has not been clear.

In a previous post Close Your Eyes to See, I encouraged closing your eyes and envisioning what you would really like to see become a reality, with a few guiding steps for creating a vision statement.

I decided to take my own advice and close my eyes. Here is the statement I came up with:

I want to see the women in my neighborhood spending time together, enjoying one another, caring for each other’s needs and moving forward in their relationship with God.

Wow! I forgot the power of vision! I am now ready to take action to see my vision become a reality.

**In my next post, I will share the vision of CrossPointe Women, the women’s ministry at my church.

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