Helen Keller once quoted, “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision!”
Who was Helen Keller? Helen Keller was an author and an American Educator who overcame the adversity of being blind and deaf. In 1982 she grew ill and was diagnosed blind, deaf, and mute. Through dedication and hard work she would later become a great communicator and the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelors of Arts degree. Helen truly understood what it meant to not only be blinded physically but also mentally. Her quote basically states that it is very possible to have sight and still be blind, blind to the possibilities of what could be. I couldn’t agree more.
Today we are living in a time where people of all ages young and old suffer from a lack of vision! The lack of vision is a huge reason our society is in the condition it is in. Someone once said that dissatisfaction and discouragement are not caused by the absence of things but the absence of vision. The Bible tells us, “Where there is no vision the people perish or cast of restraint.”(Ps 29:18) The point made is pretty clear: that without vision or divine revelation, people cast off all restraint! They will basically run wild because they have neither guidance— nor anything to follow!
As believers of God we do not have to live vision-less lives! We serve a big God with endless possibilities. We serve a God that declares, “He knows the plans He has for us and that plan is to give us a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).” We serve a God that desires to reveal Himself to us. Deuteronomy 29:29 says “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” (NIV) The word reveal in this context, means to make known; to disclose, or to lay at an open view. It’s where we get the word ‘revelation’, which means to uncover or to display. It depicts the idea of removing of a veil. You see, revelation is simply the process of God making Himself know to us. As we seek Him, He will not only make Himself known to us but He will also reveal the plan He has for our lives!
I want to challenge you to seek God and make it your priority to find out His perfect plan for your life! Be a person of vision! Vision is simply a mental picture of what could be driven by the conviction of what should be. When our heart is in true pursuit of God’s will our convictions will eventually align with what He desires for our lives and will guide us along the way.
As you pursue the will of God, be inspired! Be inspired to dream big, knowing that your Creator has authored the perfect plan for your life.
Be inspired knowing that the best is yet to come!