Vision… Can You See It?

Posted: September 17, 2015 in Thoughts on art ministry and life
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There’s an old story about the opening of Walt Disney World in Orlando. Walt had died not many years before and his widow was attending the opening. A well meaning on-looker said to Mrs Disney, “Oh if only Walt could have seen this.” Mrs. Disney quickly replied, “He could see it, that’s why it’s here.” I don’t know if the story is true or not, but there is a great truth in the story and it’s applicable to all creatives, especially those who use their creative gifts to serve the Lord.

Every creation starts with a vision. Before the world can see it, one person has to see it in the corners of his mind. At that point there is a choice, he or she can let the vision pass or he or she can begin the hard work of making the invisible (to everyone else) visible. To take a vision to reality is hard and daunting at times, but consider this, you may be the only person in all of humanity who can see what you see. That dream,that vision has the potential to bless and do great good, but only if you will do what it takes to make it real. Compound this for those of us, living a life of faith in God. Those dreams and visions in your mind, may well originate in the mind of One far greater. Those dreams and visions are not just pipe dreams, they are a calling. God has planted something wonderful, beautiful and important in you. Will you do what it takes to bring it to life?

You might think, “…but what I am thinking of is too big for me.” Good! “But I don’t know where to begin…” Pray and take the first step. “But I don’t have everything that I need…” God does! “But I don’t have what it takes…” Again, God does! “But I’m not good enough…” Ah, there’s the rub. When it all comes down to it, I believe that way of thinking kills more visions than any other. We think we’re insufficient. We might even be right but here’s what I’ve learned: God has a strange knack of empowering the insufficient. He uses the foolish things to confound the wise, remember. His grace is sufficient for us. “He who began a good work in you will carry it through to completion in the day of Christ Jesus.” Remember. God is not so much about success (for us) as He is about faithfulness. So give your best to what He has planted in your heart and watch Him bring it to fruition.

Let’s join with God in making the invisible visible. Let’s offer ourselves to making dreams and visions into realities. Let’s honor God with our gifts, laying our insufficiencies on the altar to the One who is all-sufficient.

To God be the glory. Let’s do the work!

  1. Jody Thomae says:

    need a LOVE button!!

  2. Wendi says:

    Reblogged this on Art of Wendi C and commented:
    Awesome words!!

  3. So encouraging! Thank you, you blessed my timid heart and reminded me who is really in charge!

  4. […] want to direct you to two blog posts. The first is from my friend Dave Weiss of AMOK Arts entitled “Vision… Can You See it?” This post is a short but powerful word of encouragement to artists and creatives about moving […]

  5. Maurice Howard says:

    This is very encouraging and has given me hope in pursuit of my dream.

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