“Where there is no vision [no redemptive revelation of God], the people perish; but he who keeps the law [of God, which includes that of man]—blessed (happy, fortunate, and enviable) is he.” Proverbs 29:18 AMPC
What if I told you it is the will of God for every born again believer to reach at least millionaire status? Sounds great, right? Often times when people hear the word “money” they are elated and immediately think about all the things they want to buy for themselves and their loved ones. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. However, God’s purpose for money goes far beyond ourselves and our household. God wants us to have wealth to finance His vision. In other words, our provision is directly connected to a vision from God. Vision and Provision go together! So if God has given you a big vision or you are connected to a big vision, then you can expect big provision.
Throughout the Bible, there are countless examples of men and women connected to a vision from God and being financially rewarded for their trust and obedience to what God told them. Let’s take a look at a few examples.
In Genesis 12, God gave Abraham instructions to move away from his country and his family to a land that God will show him. Think about that one. That must’ve been difficult and intimidating for Abraham to leave his family and go to a new place he knew absolutely nothing about! God gave Abraham a vision that His name will be great and that all people on the Earth will be blessed through Him! WOW! Can you say Big Vision? Abraham obeyed God, now let’s see what happened next.
In Genesis 13:2, we see that Abraham became very wealthy in livestock, in silver, and in gold. God brought wealth to Abraham because of his obedience and trust to the vision. Can you say Big Provision?
In Genesis 26, God gave Isaac instructions not to go to Egypt but to stay in a land where there was a famine! For those of you not familiar with famine, a famine is a great shortage! A shortage of food, a shortage of water, a shortage of supplies, etc. This is another difficult situation. Can you imagine living in a place where there is a shortage of everything and you have the ability to go somewhere else but choose to stay in the land of famine out of obedience to God? God gave Isaac a vision that if he stayed in the land He will be with Him! God also told him that his descendants will outnumber the stars in the sky. God promised Isaac and his descendants’ land and through Isaac’s offspring, all nations on the Earth will be blessed! Wow! Say again, Big Vision! Isaac obeyed God, let’s see what happened next.
In Genesis 26:12-14, Isaac is still in the land of famine. However, he planted crops in that land and in the same year reaped a hundredfold return! Isaac became rich and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy! The Bible said he had so many flocks and servants that people were envious of him! Now, that is absolutely Big Provision!
We see the same accounts in the Bible with Jacob, Joseph, and our very own Jesus, just to name a few! God gave them a big vision and provided a big provision to them because of their trust and obedience to what he told them.
God wants all of His children prospering in every area of life including their finances! He actually delights and takes great pleasure in our prosperity, we see this in Psalms 35:27. However, you will never obtain true wealth until you are connected to a Godly vision. If you are perishing financially, examine your life to determine if you are truly connected and sold out to God’s vision.
Make a decision today to trust and obey God. Operate in his plan for covenant wealth by bringing the resources from the world to finance His vision. Always remember, abundance in God is about His covenant! When you are willing to get involved in God’s plan and His vision, then God will get involved in your plan and your vision!
Be in hot pursuit of God’s vision and you will be on your way to your wealthy place and never be broke another day in your life!
Scripture References: Proverbs 29:18, Matthew 1:1, Mark 6:3, John 1:38-39, Matthew 17:24-25, John 13:29 AMPC, John 13:29 AMPC, 2 Corinthians 8:9, Galatians 3:11-14; 3:29