“Surely I have a delightful inheritance.” (Psalm 16:6), yet I am encouraged to hanker after more under the guise of having a big vision from a big God. At times I wonder if I am if I am being distracted by spiritual greed.
This verse begins, “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places.” Boundary lines are a significant factor in the Bible. Israel had geographical boundaries and Paul had boundaries to the scope of his ministry. The very nature of boundary lines runs contrary to the vision casting that is prevalent today. Many visions cannot be satisfied till they encapsulate the whole earth. Such a vision drives me beyond the boundaries God has set. I cannot focus on what God has given, let alone enjoy it, while hankering after the world.
What inheritance has God given? For each it will be different, but in my case I see Him fulfilling the prayer of my 20s: “One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4)
This does not stunt God’s vision for the world. When C.T. Studd was given the vision to start a world mission people expected him to run around the world initiating projects. However, he remained with the people of the Congo where he had been sent while watching God spread WEC into the world.