Limited Vision

“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.


2 thoughts on “Limited Vision

  1. Sometimes God gives us marching orders and we start going forward but somewhere along the way, we get ahead of God or even off the path He had for us. We focus on what we want and what we think should be done and forget to continually seek guidance from Him. Spending time with Him daily, seeking His will and His plan will help us make sure our vision matches His. Thanks for some great thoughts to think about today.

  2. Ah yes. I am sad to say this is all too familiar. I find it so easy to get ahead of God – even as I spend daily time with Him. I think what happens is that I start off seeking Him at every step. As time goes on, I become rather complacent and think I have sorted out where He is going. Then I become so engrossed in what I believe to be the right way that I start neglecting to ask Him. It seems the only way I learn is when I begin to stumble, yet again, and He draws me back to His path.

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