S SCRIPTURE: PROVERBS 29:18

Where there is no vision, the people perish...

Nearly anywhere you go in the world, people have heard the name “Disney.” The theme parks, movies, and signature characters are recognized and loved. This entertainment dynasty is the result of a lifelong dream from the creative genius of visionary, Walt Disney. A few years after building the revolutionary theme park Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Walt Disney envisioned another and even larger Disney theme park. He laid the groundwork, but died in 1966, almost five years before the opening of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. On the day the new park opened, a visitor commented to Mike Vance, Creative Director of Walt Disney Studios, “Isn’t it too bad Walt Disney didn’t live to see this?”

“Oh, but he did see it,” Vance replied. “That’s why it’s here.”

The vision of Walt Disney to create what he called “the happiest place on earth” became the driving force for thousands of people who, even to this day, continue to work diligently to build upon the foundation that he laid.

Vision is a powerful motivator, as we see in both today’s passage from Proverbs and the life of Walt Disney. When we receive and embrace God’s vision for our lives, we become supernaturally empowered by the Holy Spirit and work toward that vision. If a natural, “man-made” vision like Disney’s can result in such an enormous legacy, just imagine what can happen if we tap into God’s vision for our lives, our families, and this region.

God’s vision is fueled by His omnipotent power, provided through His limitless resources, and crafted by His wisdom and knowledge. God’s vision leaves a lasting impact which is felt throughout the generations.

What do you think God’s vision for your life looks like? How do you think that vision will impact others beyond your life and even your generation?

T THINK record your observations from the verse(s) above

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E ENGAGE personalize how you will apply the verse(s) to your life

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P PRAYER

Heavenly Father, I want to commit afresh to discovering and living in Your vision for my life. I want to live for Your purposes so that the impact of my life will be felt for generations. I pray for my church family at Thrive Chapel today. My prayer is Your vision will ring clearly in the hearts and minds of Your children. I pray we would live for that vision with unity and courage. Amen!