Although vision is an indispensable ingredient for success, not every vision finds fulfillment, at times we find ourselves in despair, not being able to fulfill our visions and are caught up in the dilemma of either to give up or keep up the pursuit. The pursuit of vision in life is not meant to be an unending odyssey, vision demands fulfillment. It’s one thing to have a vision and another thing to fulfill the vision. What is the purpose of pursuing a vision without fulfilling it? The goal of anyone pursuing any vision should be to fulfill it.
A vision without an intention for fulfillment is nothing but an illusion
A close look at life will reveal that life is full of people with unfulfilled vision, it is not that they don’t have vision, but their vision is yet unfilled. A lot of people are forced to live a fudge life because their pursuit of vision ends in futility. There is nothing that is as frustrating as living life with an unfulfilled vision, life will be more exciting and satisfying when visions find fulfillment. The more fulfillment you find to your visions the more motivated you become, people give up quickly and easily in life and on life when they can’t see the fulfillment of their vision. Proverbs 13:12 says “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life”. Vision demands fulfillment.
“Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.” Joshua 1:1-2. The vision of the children of Israel possessing the promise land God showed to Abraham and raised up Moses also to bring to bring it to pass, was also on to Joshua even after the death of Moses. Though Moses died, the vision did not die, God still insisted that the vision must come to pass, years later even Joshua became old and the vision was not yet fulfilled completely, look at what God said to Joshua in, “Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the Lord said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.”
Ever wondered why some people’s life is characterized of unfulfilled visions? Why will two people come from the same milieu, live in the same environment and are espoused to the same mileage and opportunities, both faced with the same challenges, yet one will be fulfilling his vision while the other is not, and why would someone with a strong and clear vision end up not being able to fulfill his or her vision? The reasons for such menace is not farfetched. The difference between a person fulfilling his vision and the one that is not is basically because of what they know and what they do, what you know determine how you flow and what you grow. The Bible speaking in Ecclesiastes 10:15 says “the labor of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city”, the phrase “knoweth not how to go to the city” indicates that there is something or somethings he ought to know and do that he knew not and do not.
There is a knowing that brings about your growing, a knowing that guaranties your flowing
It is not just enough to have visions for our lives, wisdom demands that we should also know the factors that can possibly affects the fulfillment of such visions, there is knowing and a doing that can help you fulfill your vision, this knowledge is a melange of factors that can affect the fulfillment of one’s vision The knowledge of these factors shields us from the danger of a futile pursuit, it places us on a vintage stand as we strive and yearn for the fulfillment of our visions, these factors are crucial and must not be trivialized if we don’t want to end up in tumultuous situation. It takes more than wishes and ambition to be able to fulfill your vision in life, the fulfillment of vision is powered by some vital factors that cannot be ignored or denied, each of these factors contributes massively to the fulfillment of vision when properly and rightfully applied. Rather than waste your precious time, energy and strength pursuing vision after vision without fulfilling them, it will be wise to purse and seek to know the factor or factors constituting hindrances to the fulfillment of such visions.
©George Ifeanyi January 2017
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