God to Supply His Vision for Your Congregation

By Shawn Lovejoy

Vision is indeed powerful. However, for those of us who are Christ followers, we don’t believe in vision as much as we do “revelation”. The vision we have for our lives, comes from God! We don’t make up the vision for our life. We get it from Him! It’s a revelation from Him!

Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) “Where there is no vision, the people perish.”

Proverbs 29:18 (NIV) “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint.”

When we started Mountain Lake Church, He gave us His mission from His Word!

Our mission: “Giving people a place to belong in a healthy relationship with God and others and become more like Jesus Christ each day.”

This mission comes straight from God’s Word! He said the most important things in life were loving Him; loving each other; carrying His message to others; baptizing people into the family; and helping people follow Jesus daily! (See Matthew 22:37-40; and Matthew 28:19-20).

When we begin to discover and then live out God’s vision for our lives, it becomes the most powerful force in our lives!

1. God’s Vision sustains us. When we want to quit (I want to quit about every seven days), His vision keeps us going.

2. God’s Vision guides us. What’s really important? What is the filter for everything we do? Vision keeps us going in a consistent direction.

3. God’s Vision protects us. Seeking and living His vision protects us from harm and even protects us from wasting our lives!

Do you know what God’s vision is for your life? Your family? Your business? Your church? You don’t have to make it up, you know. It’s there in black (and red) and white.

Shawn Lovejoy

Shawn is the founding and Lead Pastor of Mountain Lake Church, Co-Founder of churchplanters.com and author of shawnlovejoy.com. In the last 10 years Shawn has led his church to go multi-site, plant churches, and into some of the most challenging places in the world.Churchplanters.com has become one of the most influential church planting ministries in the world, and he gives Jesus all the credit. Shawn loves his wife, his kids, the church, pastors, and Playstation. In that order.