Without vision, we won’t make it. We need to see to be able to breathe. When we get clouded or distracted to where we are blind to everything but the distortion, the distortion becomes the focus. When that happens, we are playing defense where we were intended to play offense.
There will always be problems; nothing is ever going to be completely OK. The distraction of problems applied to our vision takes us off course from our intended destiny. We need to see to persevere and we need to persevere to realize God’s intentions for our lives.
There is glory beyond the suffering. Jesus could see and He endured to realize the glory for which He was destined. Hebrews 12:2 tells us, “looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”
When we see the Kingdom and the glory intended for sons and daughters of God to carry on earth as it is in Heaven, we persevere. We need prophetic vision (Proverbs 29:18) for the appropriate restraint. With restraint, we’ll endure the suffering of perseverance and we’ll benefit from the development of our character. That prepares us for promotion.
Fresh vision is like a fresh breath. When you see what God is doing and wants to do in you, all the foolishness that threatens your destiny fades to insignificant. With a glimpse, you are tolerant of the intolerable for the sake of the eternal.
If and when you reach a point where you have no hope in your circumstances, ask to see. When God shows you what He’s doing and commissions you to be a part of it, the volume of the call will drown out the lies of the trials. Agreeing with the truth, obedience becomes second nature as revelation breeds new nature that agrees with God’s nature. From that new perspective, the distractions of trouble take their rightful place as insignificant compared to call of glory.