– Inyang Okutinyang
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The Bible is God’s vehicle for communicating His thoughts about us and His will for our lives to us. When God speaks through His Word, He expects us to use our eyes of faith to see our lives lining up with His will. That’s why He said,
Proverbs 4 (NKJV)
20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
When the Word departs from your eyes, doubt can then enter in. Doubt will cause the vision you have inside you to start changing or fading.
Proverbs 29 (NKJV)
18 Where there is no revelation [or vision], the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law [or Word of God].
When a woman is pregnant, she expects to deliver a healthy baby, and this expectation will guide how she lives. She may love to run, but you won’t see her competing in a 100-metre race. Why? Because she has a vision of motherhood, she is putting restraints on herself, and is doing everything she can to protect that vision. Likewise, we must do the same when we receive a vision from the Word of God.
Another word the Bible uses for “vision” is “hope”. Your vision will create expectancy in you, and it will restrain you from doing certain things. Because you are expecting God to confirm His Word on your behalf, you will not be out in the world sinning and doing things that will get you out of fellowship with Him. That Word-based vision, which you see so clearly in the womb of your spirit, is restraining you from wrong living.