Receiving Vision for your Next Season | Seasons of Transition
Recently, I experienced what it would be like to be blind for the first time. My husband and I went canyoning in Croatia. Suited up in wet suits, life jackets, special boots, and helmets, we climbed down into a canyon to climb around, jump off cliffs, ride the rapids, and eventually, navigate our way through a dark, narrow tunnel.
Before we entered our tunnel our guide informed us it would last a while and we had to keep our left hand on the wall at all times because if we let go, we could easily trip on the bigger boulders we had no way of seeing.
As we stepped into the tunnel I was shocked at the feeling of walking through complete darkness. Relief washed over our group as we finally saw a bit of light from the other side, and the pace of the group picked up significantly as we began to see our feet and the path in front of us again.
The Bible says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish" (Proverbs 29:18 KJV).
This makes so much sense to me, especially after our canyoning trip. In the dark, we all tripped, scraped our hands on the walls of the cave, and moved slowly because of the uncertainty before us.
As soon as the path was illuminated, everyone sped up. With a vision of what is to come, it's easier to move. In seasons of transition, you need a vision of what is to come in order to keep moving.
How to Receive Vision for your Next Season
My guess is you're already on board with the fact that it's a lot easier to move through a transition with a vision for what is next. The natural question that comes next is, how do you receive it?
The Cambridge Bible Commentary says this about "vision" in the verse above:
“The vision is the actual contact between God and the human spirit, which is the necessary condition of any direct revelation"
Did you catch that? The vision is the contact between God and the human spirit. It's communication. It is God, reaching out to us, and touching our spirits in a way that changes how we see what comes next.
Often, God sends angels (messengers) or prophets in the Bible to tell people what comes next, to touch their spirits with a vision.
He reaches out to us, touches us, and gives us something that can lead us through a transition season into the next one.
To receive God's vision for your next season of life, be open to God contacting you. Set up habits of listening in prayer, sitting in meditation after reading His Word, and seeking wisdom from godly people in your life. Ask God for direction, and allow Him to illuminate your path.
We read that, "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path" (Psalm 119:105 NIV).
In seasons of transition, it's increasingly important to sit with God and make yourself available to the vision He has for what is next. He will illuminate your path. Make time to be in prayer and in His Word, and you'll find a new ease as you walk through your transition.