By DeShawn Snow
Action is fierce.
Action does not give up.
Action prepares you for opportunity.
One of the most common vision killers (and joy stealers) is being distracted from the action you're supposed to take. When you take your eyes off of Jesus and what He's placed in your heart, your strength will fail.
Romans 12:4-8 says, "We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully."
In other words, stay in your lane. Do what God has placed in your heart to do, and let others do what's in theirs.
Sponsor AdAnother common dream killer is failing to tap into the anointing and power of God. Romans 8:19 says that the whole creation waits for the revealing of the sons and daughter's of the Most High God. That's you and me. The same power that raised Christ from the grave is available to you and I today. We have to tap into that anointing and power. Not just tap into it a little bit, but let our entire lives be influenced by God's anointing.
Don't block your anointing by trying to do everything in your own strength. As God's children, God's anointing is available to us all, but it is up to us to invite Him in to help and strengthen us. Sometimes we let our own guilt and shame keep us from seeking God's anointing. This is ridiculous. God loves us all equally, and no one is more entitled to God's anointing more than another. The Bible says that once we ask for forgiveness, all of our sins are on the ocean floor. We can't let guilt keep us from flourishing in God.
Be careful, though. You can have incredible vision, purpose, scriptural knowledge and more; but, if you do not forgive yourself once God has forgiven you, you will not be able to completely fulfill your vision. Avoid these other vision killers, too: thinking someone else can do it better, fear, lack of drive, insecurity and jealousy.
We get to come to the Father daily and give him all of these issues. He, in return, makes us able to overcome. The Bible is clear that our spirit man wages war against our flesh. This isn't an abnormal thing. This is a daily thing! But the stronger we get with God, the easier it is recognize when our flesh is fighting us.
God wants to enlarge your tents, so to speak. His plans for all of us are huge, and He wants to see us enacting them. Get in agreement with Him, daily fight your flesh, and let Him use you. You'll see your vision becoming action, and your action become the opportunity of a lifetime!
Here are just a few reminders to keep you on the path toward your destiny:
• Don't be distracted from your God-appointed action.
• Stay in your lane. Don't try to direct someone else's actions - focus on your own.
• Use God's strength. You don't have enough of your own to create real action.
• Give all of your personal issues to God.