Vision and Perspective

Vision and Perspective

Vision Brings Perspective

Vision is all about perspective. We can have vision that is strong and healthy, or it can be weak and skewed. Do we see from God’s perspective or man’s perspective?

The word vision brings this verse to mind:

“For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Thought it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.”1

Vision is something seen – externally (an actual physical object) or internally (imagined). And brings to mind that time carries different seasons in its bosom:

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:

a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.”2

And as the news exposes evil men plotting evil deeds, I remember the Lord’s faithfulness:

“Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; and you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there.”3

Vision and Hope

I pray you have vision for a future and a hope:

“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’”4

And may our vision be on the Lord and reflect His perspective:

“Those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.”5

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References:

1 Habakkuk 2:3 NASB

2 Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 WEB

3 Psalm 37:10 NASB

4 Jeremiah 29:11 NASB

5 Isaiah 40:31 AMP

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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one-word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is vision.

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22 thoughts on “Vision and Perspective”

  1. Lisa, Looks like you and I were both reflecting on Solomon’s book of Ecclesiastes today. You also quote my favorite verse from Isaiah. Thanks for writing and sharing. Wayne FMF8

  2. Vision brings perspective;
    perspective, wisdom, too.
    No need to be protective
    except to what is true,
    for the truth is gonna hurt,
    and we must not flinch,
    for we are in deep yogurt,
    and must not give an inch
    to evil men with evil deeds
    whom we should have rejected,
    and my heart, it truly bleeds
    to know they were elected,
    and so we must protect what’s right
    however long may be the night.

  3. Lisa, I love your opening comment, “vision is all about perspective.” Amen. And when our perspective is God’s perspective, we have real vision.

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