“Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:78-79 KJV)
I learnt in a very hard way that peace is the compass of vision. Nothing establishes the dominance of vision like peace. And conversely, nothing breaks the pace of destiny like ignoring the pacemaker called peace.
I have had very alluring and seemingly great visions by my own judgement that suffered stillbirths, abortions and outright carnage. Thereby, leading to painful disruptions, huge financial and emotional losses. In retrospect, I found out I ignored or neglected all the red signals flagged through loss of peace at the conception and incubation of the seeds of vision.
Peace remains the acid test for vision and the placid test for kingdom prosperity. The Psalmist confirmed this in his prophetic poetry when he said, “I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.” (Psalms 85:8)
Habakkuk the Prophet of Vision exposes us to the waiting dimension of vision for its delivery in Habakkuk 2. God speaking through him said— we should wait for the voice of vision. It’s the voice that gives expression to the vision and victory over every opposition. And this voice of vision is that peace that comes from God. Hear the conclusion of Apostle Paul— “then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ.” (Phil. 4:7 TPT)
As a corollary to the inner peace that gives voice to your vision, external peace insulates the vision from environmental aggression. Just like the world is being threatened by the pandemic called COVID 19 — great visions are being threatened too. No wonder, God admonished us to pray for the peace of our nations and her leaders. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.”
This peace manifested in form of rest in the life of King Solomon. God described him as a man of rest and he indeed enjoyed all round rest that there was no adversary or evil occurrence. (1 Chron.22:9; 1 Kings 5:4)
Therefore, in the pursuit of vision, you can enjoy this peace that transcends all human understanding and the rest it gives by gracefully doing the following:
1. Love and embrace the Prince of Peace by believing His substitution death, resurrection and doing His Word. Isaiah 9:6; Roms.5:1
2. Labor to enter God’s rest by dealing with every form of unbelief as you engage the faith of the Son of God. Heb.4:11
3. Embrace and walk in the wisdom of God. Prov.3:17
4. Be susceptible to the Wind of the Spirit by being malleable to His leadings and disruptions. Psalm 51:17; Roms 6:13
As I draw the curtain on this series on fundamentals of vision, my heartfelt prayer for you is that the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds— your visions inclusive—through Christ Jesus The Prince of Peace.
I look forward to celebrating the grandeur of your global vision soon.
To your peace,