When I was little I used to play a game when I walked down the path to the park. It was the one where you can’t step on the lines. Or was it the one where you can ONLY step on the lines?
Whichever one I happened to be playing that day I would find myself intently staring at the ground, absolutely absorbed, not wanting to make a mistake and get eaten by bears (the obvious consequence of you ignoring the lines).
Trouble is, I would constantly be bumping into things. A big teenager on his bike would get annoyed and an old lady would get a big ol’ shoulder-bump and I would apologise and keep walking, head down, focused on the lines.
Sometimes you just need to lift up your eyes to avoid the collisions. It’s so easy to get caught up in moment, in the present, and then you shoulder-bump into a massive problem you didn’t even see coming.
Vision is having a clear view of what’s in the future, so you can live well in the moment. If you don’t have a revelation of where you are going, you live without restraint* because you just can’t see how your actions will impact your future. Vision is all-important and if you don’t have vision all you need to do is ask God what HE sees coming up in your life. He’ll definitely let you know.
I used to be so scared of the bears eating me that I couldn’t take my eyes off my own feet. Now I’m terrified if I don’t have a vision for the future. Lift up your eyes, Clare, run with all your strength into your future with head held high.