But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33
Would you say that you have a local or a global vision? A great determining factor comes about by examining how many times you say I, me or mine in a given day. Many times the struggles we face in life cast a shadow and skew our vision of a grander scheme. When this happens, it creates a wall that keeps us boxed in to a local setting. In our mind’s eye, it appears that there is absolutely nothing beyond those confines.
In order to open our minds up to think globally, it will require a conscious effort on our part. It requires great discernment so that we can rise above our circumstances and not get drawn into the whirlwind of extinguishing every fire that comes our way. I might add, that is a popular tactic of the enemy. If he can keep us preoccupied and distracted then our vision stays trapped in the here and now.
Obtaining a global vision is such a freeing experience. It opens up a world of opportunities. It make past worries seem miniscule as things are put in its proper perspective. It beckons one to let go of the reigns of the things that he or she is essentially powerless over and realize that God is truly in control. As we look outside of self and care about the things that are close to God’s heart, it frees Him up to care about the things that are close to our hearts.
Lord, I thank You for leaving me with an instruction manual that tells me how You expect me to conduct life. Help me to keep my eyes and heart fixed on the global vision of advancing Your kingdom.