Many of you reading this blog, are visionaries. Many of you are not satisfied with status quo, and you have a clear vision of your future. Many of you know, beyond a shadow of doubt, that where you are going is so much better than where you’ve been. This is why you can never get distracted or discouraged by what you see right now. It is so easy to look around at where you are, and decide to compromise the full vision based on what you see in the moment. You have to be careful not to settle into a comfort zone and say to yourself, “this is good enough”.
Abram (later known as Abraham) was on his way from Ur to Canaan (the “promised land”), but Genesis 11:31 states that he stops and settles in Haran. History teaches us that Haran is demographically similar to Ur; having the same industry, worshiping the same gods, and people living the same type of lifestyle. Essentially, Abram eased into a comfort zone; a different location but a familiar environment. He was willing to compromise the God’s vision for his life, based on what he was seeing in the moment, and not on the endless possibilities of God’s promise in Canaan.
So my question to you is, where have you stopped and settled? If your reality doesn’t match your vision, then you need to get up, shake yourself off, and get back to pushing. Never adjust your vision to what you see, because “we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7, KJV) If you are full of purpose, eventually your external reality must come subject to your internal vision. So be encouraged and keep pushing until you see what you’ve seen.
“That’s why we live with such good cheer. You won’t see us drooping our heads or dragging our feet! Cramped conditions here don’t get us down. They only remind us of the spacious living conditions ahead. It’s what we trust in but don’t yet see that keeps us going.” (2 Corinthians 5:6-7, The Message)
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