When you pray and ask God to help you, good desires will rise up on the inside of you, and in turn good things will be accomplished through you. Your desire may be connected to your vision. Do you have any strong desires? "Then the Lord answered me and said 'Write the vision and make it plain...'" (Hab. 2:2).
The Law of Vision states that "whatever you see long enough will come to pass." God has a personal vision, a personal plan for your life. You must begin to recognize the plan and position yourself so God can impart into you the vision for your life. Another word for vision is "assignment." God has an assignment for your life. Once you discover that assignment, write it down. Make it plain. Make it simple. Don't make it so hard that you have to wonder what it really is that you are supposed to be doing. Put it in terms that you can easily understand.
You may ask, "How do I know my vision is from God?" First of all, God-given visions are connected to pure motives. The vision will include you and will use you, but the vision will always be about touching other people. God will not give you a vision that only impacts your life.
You may receive a personal word from the Lord about your life, but this is not your vision unless it includes helping other people progress and move up in life. Maybe God gave you a plan to make a billion dollars. Why would God give you a witty invention or a divine idea to become a billionaire when it is impossible for you alone to spend a billion dollars?
You can only have so many houses, so many cars, so many shoes, or wear so many watches. You can only want so much and then there comes an end to your want. You would soon discover that God gave you this abundance to impact others. The greatest joy in life is seeing other people enjoy what God has given you.
In order for the you to receive an assignment from God, you have to begin to think differently about yourself. You can't think that you are unworthy, or that God would never use you. You have to see yourself the way God sees you. He created you for a purpose. Many of the limits on people's lives are mental limits. They have established mental limits by telling God what He can do in their life. You may say, "I have never told God what He could do in my life!"
Whenever you put yourself down or tell others about your limits, you're really telling God, "God, you can only use me to the degree I see myself. I always make mistakes. I'm always wrong. Nothing ever works out for me." When you talk this way, you are limiting what God can do in your life. You have to stop talking this way. The Bible says in Proverbs 23:7, "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he."
You have to think differently. You have to begin to say, "It's possible that God could use someone like me. I'm not perfect, but it's possible." 1 Corinthians 1:26-29 shows us what kind of people God uses. It says:
For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.
Do you feel qualified now? The ones that God has chosen are ordinary people. Just because on the day you were born, the skies did not split open and the angels did not descend down upon your mother speaking prophecies, does not mean that you were not chosen by God. In fact, if you are looking for any outward sign before you feel qualified to be used of God, you may never be used. If you are looking for a manifestation or a burning bush, you may never be used.
I like supernatural events, but even though a person can prophesy, cast out devils, and speak with new tongues doesn't mean they are qualified. If you would think differently about yourself, God could use you. Your vision isn't limited by your spouse, your neighborhood, or the money you don't have. Your vision is limited by the amount of passion in your heart. I like to say, "Where there is no passion, the vision will perish." People who have vision have passion.
God uses passion, and He uses desire. God will lead you by your desires. There are good desires and bad desires. When you pray and ask God to help you, good desires will rise up on the inside of you, and in turn good things will be accomplished through you. Your desire may be connected to your vision. Do you have any strong desires? If you do, they could be a part of your God-given vision.
It's amazing what God will do through someone who obeys the desires in his heart. If you want to know if your desire is connected to your vision, take this simple test. Answer the following questions honestly: What is your greatest desire? What would you like to see happen in your life? Now evaluate this desire. Is it about you and your family only, or does it include others? Is the circle of your desire bigger than you?
If your desire is bigger than you, if it includes others outside of you and your family, then it could be a God-given desire. God places desires—we could also call them dreams—on the inside of you. The way God will do that is by placing a little seed on the inside of you. Dreams were not meant to be nightmares; they were meant to come to pass. If you'll be faithful to develop that little seed, it will grow and bring direction to your life!