The true riches are things that money can’t buy! It is the favor of God. When you learn to be faithful in another person’s vision, you overcome selfishness and God will provide you with your own vision.
“And if you have not proved faithful in that which belongs to another [whether God or man], who will give you that which is your own [that is, the true riches]?” Luke 16:12
We need to overcome selfishness because God will not speak vision to a selfish heart. Godly vision is about putting the big vision of God, before your own vision. If you are going to operate in the vision of God you must focus on the kingdom of God and not your own world.
Preparation always precedes manifestation. Below are seven areas that will prepare you for vision execution.
The first thing you must do is receive salvation by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal savior. Salvation means wholeness or to be made whole. Despite what you may have heard, once you’ve received salvation, you cannot lose it. In other words, sin does not nullify your salvation and disqualify you from Heaven. However, there are major consequences to sin! Salvation is a free gift from God. And the only way you can lose it is by giving it back. God will never give up on you!
Choose to stay out of sin by focusing on God! God will settle you and cause you to believe Him like never before! And as a result, you will receive from Him like never before!
Scripture Reference: John 10:27-29 AMPC
2. Prosperity and Abundance
Once you have received salvation, the next step is to receive prosperity and abundance. “The only thing one poor man can do for another poor man is feel sorry for him.” God didn’t call you to feel sorry for anyone! He called you to bless them! God said you are blessed to be a blessing until all families of the Earth have been blessed! (Genesis 12:3)
We must get rid of a poverty Spirit and stop accepting the scraps from people’s tables. You are a King’s Kid! God has called you to live a life of abundance and prosperity! You cannot be financially bound and spiritually free.
Scripture Reference: Psalms 112:1-3
3. Complete Healing
God is a healer! And he has already healed you of all sickness and disease! Do you know God also heals you of mental ailments? In today’s society, there is a pandemic of insecure people. People that are always looking to be validated and approved by people they hardly know.
In God there is security! God provides complete healing! You will no longer need people to validate you or be overly concerned with what they think about you. Why? Because you will be complete and secure in who you are in Jesus the Christ!
Scripture Reference: Matthew 4:23
4. Restoration and Complete Transformation
When God restores you, you will be better than you were before! God will set things right for you! God is your avenger and restorer! Don’t worry about past mistakes or failures. Forget about the past, God is doing a new thing! Get in the place where God wants you and you will be restored and whole!
Scripture Reference: Joel 2:21-26
5. Polished and Refined
God will begin to refine and polish you. God will make you the best you, you can be! Stop worrying about what you don’t have and what you may miss out on. Stop looking at your natural circumstances! Fall in love with God and He will perfect everything that concerns you! (Psalms 138:8)
Scripture Reference: Jeremiah 9:7, Psalms 66:10-12
6. Godly Peace
God will give you His peace, which is the ultimate goal in life. God’s peace is different from the world’s peace. The world says you can have peace only when there is no trouble or conflict. However, God gives you peace in the middle of trouble and conflict. God’s peace comes from the presence of His Spirit. God does not want us troubled or disturbed, He wants us in perfect peace.
Stop being a spiritual coward and trust God! You must get rid of the sin of unbelief by choosing to walk after God’s Spirit and focusing on Him!
Scripture Reference: John 14:27, Romans 8:1-7 AMPC
When you have received all of the above things, God will give you a vision. A vision is a kingdom purpose carried out in an earthly assignment. God will give you your own vision or a vision within your local church. Until God gives you a vision, continue to be developed by staying committed and submitted to the vision of your local church!
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 4:11-12, Romans 8:2
“Godly victory does not come from perfecting a thing in the natural. Godly victory comes when losing is no longer an option or thought.” ~Pastor Nick Scaglione
Until you are connected to a Godly vision, only then will you obtain an abundant life!
Scripture Reference: Joel 1, Ephesians 4:29-32, Proverbs 29:18