The power of vision in an organization is the driving force behind everything that an organization does. It gives a sense of direction and makes it possible to remain focused amidst uncertainties and disruptions occasioned by a changing environment. Vision helps individuals and organizations not to major on minors while sacrificing important goals that needs to be pursued. Just as a vision helps an organization to remain focused, faith enables believers to remain focused on God amidst a changing environment. While all things are subject to change, God is changeless and is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. He is the Rock of ages who gives stability amidst changing tides of life. The scriptural account of the Prophet Elisha surrounded by an enemy army with his servant is one we can draw lessons from. The Syrians army had surrounded the prophets home overnight because he was a threat to their military strategies. When the prophet and his servant awoke, they were surrounded by enemy army and the servant was very afraid. Elisha remained focused on God and prayed that the servant’s eyes be opened to see the reality. The servant saw chariots of fire surrounding the enemy armies. Faith enables us to see beyond the physical. It enables us to see beyond the immediate threat and focus on the unchanging God. Faith holds on to the fact that nothing can happens to us that God has not permitted. Where are you tempted to remove your focus on God because of problems that surround you? Where is God asking you to look beyond what you can see heat, feel, touch or smell? Where could you achieve more by surrendering the events in your life completely to God? We walk by faith and not by sight. While sight is good, Faith is the insight that enables us to see beyond the physical. Hold on to faith and no matter what happens, do not lose the vision of faith which will eventually lead you home!
““Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” 2 Kings 6:16-17 NIV
Last modified: August 19, 2020