Vision Quest // Andrew Froemming
“And the Lord answered me: ‘Write the vision; make it plain… so he may run who reads it.’” Habakkuk 2:2.
Vision is important. As the verse says, vision is a call to action. Vision is an important concept in our personal and business lives, but it also applies spiritually. The Bible has many stories of people who received a vision that they shared and lived out: Abraham, Jonah, Moses, and Elijah (just to name a few).
What would it mean for us to have our own vision quest? Let’s first look at the origin of this concept that comes to us from Native American culture. For the Native Americans a vision quest is a turning point in life where a person finds oneself and their intended spiritual, life direction and purpose. Do you have a vision for your life? If you answered “Yes!” to that question, how do you believe God fits in to that vision?
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” The Bible makes it clear that God has a vision for our lives. Don’t let that scare you. God doesn’t plan to hijack your life, leaving you stuck on a runaway train of destiny. God made you and God is not looking to change who you are. Instead, God wants to bring you to accomplish a higher purpose with your life, more fulfilling then anything you could reach on your own.
This next week, take time to have a prayerful vision quest with God. Ask God, “What are You equipping me to do? What doors are You opening?” Then write down the visions so you can refer to it later and don’t be afraid to step out in faith. I can attest from my life that when God calls you to something. God always provides what I needed no matter how impossible it seems at the time.