Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. – Jonathan Swift
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. – Helen Keller
A man without a vision is a man without a future. A man without a future will always return to his past. – P.K. Bernard
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law. – Proverbs 29:18
2 And the Lord said to me, “Write my answer on a billboard,[a] large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others. 3 But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow,[b] do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day! Habakkuk 2:2-3
Vision has a powerful impact on us. We move in the direction of what we see. We become what we behold. Our vision is not merely our desires, wants, and wishes. It is what we see. It is our imagination and our future.
We are not meant for the status quo. We are meant to soar.
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey once said, “Happiness is having something to look forward to.” In my experience, I am most excited, joyful, energetic, and enthusiastic about life when I am working toward a vision.
Many people want better lives but have no vision for them. They want things to change, but they only see more of the same in their future. They live the same day over and over again.
God our Creator is very interested in our capacity for vision. In the Bible, God often asks people, “What do you see?” Reading Scripture and other inspiring books enhances our capacity for vision and moves us past our present limitations.
We will never go further than our vision. I have attempted new things that seemed risky at the time, but I was daring enough to move in the direction of the new thing I had seen. I have not always been successful, but I knew I didn’t want to keep doing the same thing and getting the same results.
If we want to change our lives, we must first change our vision. When the vision is clear, the results will appear. What we see is what we get.