Vision

by | Aug 31, 2022 | Direction, Journey

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” -Proverbs 29:18a KJV


As September approaches, local churches across the connection will begin to prepare budgets, leadership recommendations, and mission goals for 2023. We have meetings to discuss these items to ensure that we focus on the vision our churches proclaim each Sunday to those who worship with us. Our vision has always been clear: to go into the world and make disciples of Jesus Christ. We have used this vision for over 2,000 years as the rallying point for the church never to lose sight of why we are unified.

Vision produces purpose. John Wesley said that our purpose as Methodists was to “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” Indeed, there is so much “good” that needs to be done in our world and communities. We must fulfill our purpose as followers of the way.

The writer of this proverb warns us that if we do not have a clear vision of where we are headed and what we have been called to do, we will cease to be effective. Then we will have missed the moment we have been given in which we can make a transformational difference in the lives of others. Therefore, we keep pressing forward and renewing our commitment to God, asking Him to write His vision for His Church on our hearts. Once it is in our hearts, it is forever a part of our story.

In a world filled with distraction, let us strive to fulfill the vision laid before us and do the “good” that is needed today.

Journeying together,

John


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