THE ABC’s OF VISION

By Kay & Olu Taiwo

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines vision as:

  1. Something seen in a dream, trance, or ecstasy; especially: a supernatural appearance that conveys a revelation
  2. The act or power of imagination; mode of seeing or conceiving; unusual discernment or foresight
  3. The act or power of seeing
  4. ┬áVision implies WIT (‘wit’ is an archaic word meaning ‘to know.’)

For the purpose of this study, we will describe Vision as an organized system of thought, a picture, with a definite course of direction.

There was once a man who went on a cruise. He bought his ticket and boarded the ship with great excitement. To conserve his money, he brought some crackers and cheese on board the cruise ship. Every day he would nibble on his crackers as he watched everybody else partake in delicious delicacies. He wished he could afford the food like everyone else. But he comforted himself in the fact that he had the privilege of being on the ship.

At the end of the cruise, he was confronted by one of the attendants who asked, “Sir, how come you never came to the banquet hall? You did not eat any of the various dishes we served. Is there something wrong with our service?” The man replied, “Oh no, I could not afford to pay for the food, so I opted to manage the cheese and crackers I brought on board.” The attendant replied, “Sir, the meals were part of your ticket. You could have eaten all those meals at no additional cost!”

There wasn’t a lack of supply, but a lack of information.

Principle: Your level of information determines the quality of your journey to your destination.

Driving a Nissan Maxima does not mean your life is maximized! Vision is not just what you have, it is what you SEE! If you can’t see it you can’t have it!

Those who think about the future are ahead of those who don’t!

Hindsight is 20/20. Someone said that if your foresight were as good as your hindsight, your world would be out of sight!

I am convinced that if everyone really thought about the legacy they would leave behind, perhaps his or her life would be lived quite differently.

Text: Genesis 2:19, KJV

“And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to SEE what he woul