I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. Habakkuk 2:1-4
Believers should have eyes like the eagle and the ability to see what to many is unseen. That is vision. Nothing can make us more confident than vision yet publicly look foolish. Being able to see what other do not requires us to live by faith.
The Bible declares faith is the things we hope for and the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1) We are moved to move God by our faith. Our faith pleases Him. Without it, things are impossible.
Myles Munroe said the greatest gift God ever gave man is not the gift of sight but the gift of vision. He later declared sight is a function of the eyes, but vision is a function of the heart. What wise words. Our heart must be set in a posture to see what we can not see.
Eagles are renowned for their excellent eyesight. They have two centers of focus, which allow the birds to see both forward and to the side at the same time. Eagles are capable of seeing fish in the water from several hundred feet above, while soaring, gliding or in flapping flight. This is quite an extraordinary feat, since most fish are counter-shaded, meaning they are darker on top and thus harder to see from above. Fishermen can confirm how difficult it is to see a fish just beneath the surface of the water from only a short distance away.
Eagles have eyelids which close during sleep. For blinking, they also have an inner eyelid. Every three or four seconds, the inner eyelid slides across the eye from front to back, wiping dirt and dust from the cornea. Because the membrane is translucent, the eagle can see even while it is over the eye.
Eagles, like all birds, have color vision. An eagle’s eye is almost as large as a human’s, but its sharpness is at least four times that of a person with perfect vision. The eagle can probably identify a rabbit moving almost a mile away. That means that an eagle flying at an altitude of 1000 feet over open country could spot prey over an area of almost 3 square miles from a fixed position.
Like the eagle, we need vision. Don’t have a vision? Ask for vision.
Ask God to place a vision inside of you which will make you shake in fear yet make fear become irrelevant. Ask for a vision which without God could not be accomplished. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.
After God gives you the vision, run with the vision. Write it down. Make it plain. Place it in front of you.
On my desk sits a digital recreation of Southlake Mall. I recreated the beautiful, tall glass entrance which sits a carousal by taking the name of the mall off and replacing it with “Living Waters International Church.”
I kept that to myself for years. I then begin living by faith. God gave me the vision for LWIC to move into the mall one day and I began sharing it. One Sunday I put the digital picture up on the screens of our church. That is writing it plain and I know that I know God will one day make the mall the home of our ministry.
Whatever it takes run with the vision. Run hard. Live my faith. See the invisible by putting on the eagle eyes of vision God desires for you.