4 Reasons for a compelling vision.


The principle of vision is seeing through God’s eyes what he wants accomplished. Vision answers the “What?” question . What are we doing here? What is our business? What matters most to us? Nothing much will happen in our lives or our business other than the “ho-hum, same-ole-same-ole, business-as-usual” affairs until a vision has been defined and stated.

Robert Fritz was right when he said, “It is not what a vision is; it is what a vision does.”  The Scriptures are right: “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Prov. 29:18 KJV).

Here are 4 reasons to have a compelling vision.

1. Vision brings people together so they can move forward.

2. Vision guides decisions.

3. Vision clarifies the significance of the present condition and the relevance of future alternatives.

4. Vision energizes.

A person or organization tires, but it never tires of pursing a dream. A vision is like the energizer bunny. It will enable you to keep going and going and going.

What’s your vision? How do you communicate your vision?

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About Rick Ezell

I am a husband, father, pastor, and writer. This blog is about shaping character, transforming church, and impacting culture. I believe that if one defines their moments then their moments will determine their character and their character will influence their world. I write on personal development, church leadership, and our changing culture. I also write about the resources I am developing and the books I am writing. My goal is to create challenging, relevant, and inspiring content that will help you be a better person, the church be a better parish, and the world a better place. If you are interested in those things, this blog is for you. I have served the church my entire career as a student minister and senior pastor. I studied at Samford University, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (eventually I will get it). I have written eight books. My most recent ones are Chapter 13: The Excellence of Love and Soul Therapy: The Healing Words of Psalm 23. Both are available as eBooks. I have written over 1000 articles for various local, regional, and national publications. I have been married to Cindy for thirty-three years. We have one wonderful daughter. We live in Greenville, SC. In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, running, tennis, and golf. You can contact me via email or follow me on Twitter or Facebook. This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of my employer. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.
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