Where there is no revelation [vision], the
People cast off restraint [perish]; but blessed
Is he who keeps the law [the Word of God]
(Proverbs 29:18 NIV)
Solomon declared in the Book of Proverbs that where there is no vision (no divine and fresh revelation from God), the people perish (they lose control and cast off restraint).
If you are a person without direction, purpose, meaning, or understanding of God’s specific intent for your life, it could very well mean that you lack vision. You may lack a personal revelation, which is God’s divine insight into the reason for your being and the reason for your living. Vision not only gives meaning and understanding of one’s purpose in life, it also gives you wisdom about how to bring it to pass. Vision gives understanding and reveals meaning to the trials you may experience at any given time.
God imparts to you a revelation of His Plans for your life. That is how vision begins. Then in some cases, God confirms that word He spoke personally to you through a prophecy given to you by another man or woman of God. If you try to figure out the fulfillment of the prophecy by looking at your present situation, circumstance, or condition, it may be hard to believe without the assurance of faith and the witness of the Holy Spirit. Why would it be so hard to believe? Because when God gives you a vision, it is always too great and complex for you in your own power and ability to bring about. “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts” (Zech. 4:6).
Written by Bishop T.D. Jakes