We want to be “people of vision”, so we often look for something great going on around us, and we jump on board, adopting the vision of someone else. When this happens, it usually doesn’t last unless we truly buy into it.
Here are some thoughts on developing your own vision:
1) Begin with a Dream
What are you dreaming about? If you could do anything, what would it be? What need do you see around you, or around the world? What has God put on your heart?
Vision that is born out of a personal experience has deeper meaning and significance to you.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
2) Make your Dream your Vision
Vision takes time. Many times, a dream doesn’t require immediate action. It might take you some time to grow personally. It might take some time for your dream to become pressing or become real for you. Don’t rush it. Take the time to allow the dream to grow, develop and deepen.
God uses this time to develop us into who He wants us to be.
3) Share your Dream, your Vision with someone else
Share your dream. This will help you sharpen your focus, it will create some accountability and it will help you determine where you should start. Find people you trust and share honestly with them. Ask them to give you feedback. Ask them to share concerns. Ask them to be honest. Then, you have to determine what you do with what you hear.
God uses others to help us take our dreams and make them our vision.