Change You Can Believe In

by admin on August 15, 2011

kijafaGuest Blogger

With the advent of the elections upon us, many candidates will layout campaign strategies, slogans and make promises of transforming government. They will not only ask for our vote but ask us to believe in the change or difference they seek to make to your way of life.  The underlying theme of each candidate is the word “change.” Whether the slogan or motto is taken from President Obama’s campaign 2.5 years ago or a desire to re-establish an old way of living, there is an expressed need for change.

Usually when one hears those words, it invokes visions and thoughts of possibilities that an idea or stance is going to affect our lives. Yet, what is often overlooked in the commercials, speeches and media blitz is one of three components to change – VISION!

A scripture says, “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie, though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Vision is the first component in change you can believe in. It is not based on an ideological, philosophical or theological principle. In fact it is more than visual acuity of 20/20 of what you see.  It is God-acquired revelation of His thoughts. It is the very thing that is written in your heart.

When vision is written in your heart, there is nothing that can stop it.  It necessitates the very reason why you believe change is essential.  It cannot be self-centered, for it affects not just the people with whom you share the vision, but communities, systems, industries, nations and ultimately the world.  When your vision is shared people either believe it or they don’t.  That is why it is paramount that you do not confuse your imagination with vision.
Your imagination can be skewed but vision cannot be compromised.  Look at it this way, when painting a room there is one primary color.  All other
colors are complementary.  This is like vision. Vision is the primary color of paint necessary to paint the room.  It is what speaks volumes.

Remember the vision is for an appointed time and that it will speak.  In the meantime, what is your vision saying?  The only way you can begin to believe in change is from vision. Is yours speaking?

Kijafa Parker

Ministry Consultant,

Growing People and Ministries – Not Churches

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