“Where there is no vision the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)
When God wants to do a great work there must be a person with a vision. They must also have a plan because where there is no vision the people perish and where there is no plan the vision perishes. Since the vision and plan must be shared, that means there must be a vision caster. In response to the vision caster there must be keepers of the vision who will preserve and propagate that vision.
The greatest example of this in the Bible is Jesus Christ. He was the greatest vision caster this world has ever seen. He had a vision and a plan. In one of many places, He shared His vision and His plan when He gave His Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). His disciples were, and are, the keepers of His vision. They have preserved and proclaimed His vision for two thousand years. If you are an authentic disciple of His today you are commissioned to be a keeper of His vision.
The man who led me to Christ and mentored me in Christ and the ministry for thirty years had a tremendous vision for foreign missions. For most of the time he was mentoring me I had missions in my head but not in my heart. He once told me with tears that if he could take his heart out of his chest cavity and place it in mine if it would give me a heart for missions he would do it. I’m so grateful that before he went to be with the Lord in answer to his prayers he saw me become a keeper of that vision of Jesus Christ.
If you are His disciple are you a keeper of His vision?