Years ago, I was in Colorado with my oldest son, who was 12 at the time. We had just turned onto Highway 24 heading toward Colorado Springs. Zach was occupied with a game or book.
“Look up,” I said, “you can see Pike’s Peak! How far away do you think it is?”
Glancing up, he guessed, “Ten miles?” When I said it was 100 miles away, he exclaimed, “I didn’t know I could see that far!”
Right then, God spoke to my heart. I understood it’s the same way with vision. You see something in your heart and think it’s 10 miles away when it’s actually 100 miles. It might take 10 times longer to get there than you thought!
Where vision is concerned, we can always see further than we think. And it will take longer to fulfill than we realize.
Vision stretches you “beyond you.” If you look at your abilities, you probably cannot see yourself doing what God called you to do. To fulfill that call, you must see yourself in Christ, where your abilities really lie—far beyond you.
[Editor’s note: John Grunewald is the International Director of Rhema Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He and his wife, Michelle, live in London, England. This article was adapted from John’s message at Winter Bible Seminar 2012.]
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