For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
You were created for a plan and a purpose, and God doesn’t make small plans for anybody! But, how do you find out what that plan is? First, always remember that we never need to feel anxious to do anything that the Lord hasn’t told us to do. So, don’t be discouraged if you don’t already know what the vision is.
We can separate the will of God for your life into two categories. There is the “known will of God” for your life, and the “unknown will of God” for your life. The known will of God for your life is found in His Word. For example, we know, because His Word tells us so, that He wants you to be physically healed. He doesn’t want sickness or disease to be a part of your life in any way. The unknown will of God is that purpose and plan that you were destined to fulfill. There is no chapter and verse that says “Zach Weber shall be a Pastor in Coshocton.” That is Gods unknown will that I had to find out on my own.
If you do not already have a God-given vision for your life, the first thing you should be doing is fulfilling the known will of God for your life! Jesus told us in Mark 16 to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. We are all called to win souls! He also told us to lay hands on the sick and to cast out devils using His name.
The next thing you can do, is hook up with someone’s else’s vision and begin to help them in any way that you can. As you help them fulfill the vision that God has given them, then you can believe God that He will give you your own!
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own? Luke 16:12
We all have a part to play in God’s plan!
Where there is no vision, the people perish… Proverbs 29:18
God wants to touch every area of our community, and we all have a part to play! As Believers, we need to know what God wants to do in our church, city, businesses, political realm, schools, jail, family’s etc… God is going to use people to get His will done, and He is looking for open and yielded vessels that He can use. The work that God wants to do in our city, state and nation is much bigger than what one man can accomplish on his own. God is using the whole body of Christ to do His work. Have you sought God on what part He wants you to play? It’s time to find your place in the overall plan of God, and make your life count for eternity!
If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land…
It’s not enough to just know what God wants you to do. It’s important to engage what God has put on your heart in faith! I know so many people who have a notebook full of prophetic words that were given to them by God through ministers, and unfortunately some of those words never come to pass. Prophecy is conditional; many do not understand that and get confused. There are people who are waiting on God to cause those dreams and vision to come to pass, but God is up there waiting on them!
Habbakkuk 2:2 Then the LORD answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run.