by Ron Clarkson

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What Is Vision? (1 of 4)
Series: A Vision for My Future
Ron Clarkson

Opening Joke/Illus.: Dr’s Orders - (American Health March 1992, p. 73) It talks about a woman who accompanies her husband to the doctor’s office for a check- up. Afterwards, the doctor took the wife aside and said, Unless you do the following things, your husband will surely die. The good doctor then said, Here’s what you need to do. Every morning make sure he gets a good healthy breakfast. Have him come home for lunch each day so you can feed him a well balanced meal. Make sure you feed him a good, hot dinner every night, and don’t overburden him with household chores do Also, keep the house spotless and clean so he does not get exposed to any unnecessary germs and to improve his circulation, you need to give him a back massage every night. On the way home, the husband ask the wife, what did the doctor say? She replied, he said that, You are going to die.

It may be tough way to start a series and a message, but I have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is that if you capture the essence of vision, and do what it takes to make vision operative in your life, then it will make a world of difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. The alternative of having no vision in your life is one is not a pretty picture.

Proverbs 29:18 KJV - Where there is no vision, the people perish. Another version says if people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves, but when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed.

The main point this verse makes is the main point I want to reiterate throughout this series: If you don’t have a clear picture of where you are headed, the likelihood of a successful venture is improbable.

If you aren’t clear of where you are going, your probability of a successful journey is severely limited. A lack of clarity in direction for your life will result in confusion, weariness, and a lack of zeal for li ...

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