ASSOCIATION: This is another major factor that can seriously affect the fulfillment of your vision. Association is the connection or relationship between people, places, things or ideas physically, mentally or spiritually. Association is not just for socialization, but for assimilation and affectation also, who, where and what you associate with determines what you assimilate, a wrong association will affect the fulfillment of your vision negatively while the right association will affect it positively. No association or relationship leaves you neutral, it is either adding to you or subtracting from you, either helping or hurting you, either keeping you or skipping you. It’s said that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. There are people that if you are around them you can never be able to fulfill you vision, they don’t have what it takes to motivates you, while there are others that you must surround yourself with, that has what it takes to give you a push. Your association increases your acceleration or keeps you in stagnation.
Your connections in life predicts your collections from life
“So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him:” Genesis 12:4. God called Abraham and Lot went with him, because of that relationship Lot himself prospered, “And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.” but the relationship later became toxic and it affected Abraham. “And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle:” Genesis 12:7. God never communicated his next intention to Abraham until Genesis 13:8-9 when there was a separation between them, “And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee., separate thyself, I pray thee, from me:…” and in verse 14 the Bible said “And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look, For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever”. In order to be fulfill your vision you must be able to detect relationships that detrimental to the fulfillment of your visions. Nothing establishes ownership, leadership, and kingship like relationship.
In I Samuel 10:10 Saul prophesied when he came into a company of prophets prophesying “And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them“. The company you keep determines what comes upon you and what comes upon you determines what you can command.
The company you keep determines what accompanies you and what accompanies you determines what you accomplish
The Bible said in proverbs 13:20. “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed”, who you walk with guaranties what works for you. To be able to fulfill your vision you have to scan and prone your present associations, you must be able to discern companies to chuck away and the ones to clasp to, until you discard such associations your vision will never find fulfillment.