When was the last time you were really jazzed about something? Something that maybe kept you up at night with excitement or you lost track of time doing.
Once you have a memory in mind, think about why it captured and sustained your attention. More than likely, it’s probably because you embraced a solid vision. A vision, as Bethel Church pastor Kris Vallatton puts it, is much more than a mission. The mission won’t keep you motivated, but the vision will. Today’s sermon is loaded with gems of takeaways.
As Chris and John “JB” share in the introduction video, there is a huge difference between doing and calling, and it is when we understand our calling that we have a vision that will propel us to sustain hard work. If a bricklayer only sees their job as laying bricks, the monotony of such a task will quickly become dreary. However, if a bricklayer knows that they are laying bricks for an important or magnificent building, their mission has purpose. Do you want to live an adventurous and purposeful life?
If you feel stuck, lost, or uncertain about the future, you are not alone. Join us to be reminded about why vision is important, and how to get it back.
THIS WEEK’S RESOURCE: Video Sermon
- Do you currently have a vision for your life?
- If yes, how is your vision affecting your mission? If not, did you fulfill your mission or do you need a new one?
- What next steps do you need to take to pursue your vision or to find one?
This Week’s Worship Music:
“Build My Life” by Pat Barrett
“Lord I Need You” by Chris Tomlin
“More Than Enough” by Jesus Culture
- Sometimes, executing a vision takes some planning, and one tool we have found super helpful for creating clear goals is to practice SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, timely) goal setting. Here’s a worksheet to gain some focus.
- Our core values can help us contextualize our God-given vision. Brené Brown has an excellent list of values here. She suggests narrowing this list down to your top two values.