Vision & Strategy
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of October 22, 2023
Visions are based on what we gaze upon and the message Holy Spirit desires to convey. This is why it’s so important to fix our focus on God, our One True Source of divine vision.
Holy Spirit can work through our imaginations to show us glimpses of His plan for us. Combined with revelation knowledge, this makes for wise and powerful elements of strategy that can be walked out by active faith in God’s grace.
This said, God will often outwardly demonstrate elements of His plan.
He will bring you into what you need and will place the people and information right before you. It’s important to listen carefully because it can often happen in a flash.
Most recently, He has been impressing me with new and somewhat surprising alignments that are precisely what’s needed to accomplish next-level assignments with Him. This is His perfect fit of need-to-know, next-step information and access. And, for me, it’s coming through new and unexpected resources.
In this regard, watch for moments with anointed people, who have precise solutions to help you overcome former obstacles. These are the ones who know God and have been there and done that.
Holy Spirit may also offer a reminder that He’s in charge of the timing. In other words, this part of His plan has been there all along waiting for you to arrive. It just wasn’t His time for you to step into it until now.
I attended a Christian event one morning recently, in which a certain speaker shared exactly what I needed to hear to get me over an obstacle. It stopped me in my tracks, and I instantly knew it was God for me.
The scripture Holy Spirit highlighted as a confirmation was Proverbs 24:6 TPT, which says, "Wise strategy is necessary to wage war, and with many astute advisers you’ll see the path to victory more clearly.
Then, later that evening, I attended a very different event, which involved a rodeo and dinner at a ranch. As I stood and watched cowboys get bucked off horses and bulls, it was frightening to see how dangerously close they were to being trampled.
In this regard, Holy Spirit highlighted Proverbs 29:18 CSB, which says, "Without revelation people run wild, but one who follows divine instruction will be happy."
The word “happy” means to be blessed, to be joyful.
But to “run wild” means to be “ungovernable” or unsubmitted to God, which leads to confusion, disorder, rebellion, and “grievous excesses, which nothing but high principles can restrain" (Pulpit Commentary).
I felt like all of these elements provided clear illustrations for me, and also for the body of Christ-at-large, that Holy Spirit is multiplying His wisdom to us by revealing the wise counselors we need right now and that the only way His next-step blessings will prove fruitful is to agree with His instructions of wisdom and sustain them by continually walking them out with Him.
Our hearts and minds must be in tune with Him to partner with Him in His “victory-vindication,” as in this time of blossoming and rebuilding (Isaiah 62:2, 61:11 TPT).
Holy Spirit highlighted Isaiah 62:10 TPT, which says:
Pass through, pass through the gates, and go from old to new. Prepare a new path for the people. Build! Build up a highway for them to come to me! Remove every hindrance and unfurl a banner for the nations!
God is making a way for us, through others, to make a way for others. It’s a Heavenly highway on earth as it is in Heaven. And highways are built for speed.
No longer will it take you what felt like forever, in the secret place, to get to a certain place. You are actually already there inwardly. And now, He’s just bringing you into the outward expression of it. In this, we can find peace.
So, to keep God’s vision is to strategically walk out obedience to His written and revealed Word. Psalm 19:7-11 ESV lays it out by saying:
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
Did you hear that? “Great reward” is what we receive when we choose obedience to God’s plan for us. So, self-control is wisdom here and what more motivation do we need, except to do it simply from a heart of love and honor for Christ and His higher ways.
Please help us to receive, know, and navigate all that is new to us Your way.
In Jesus’ Mighty Name,
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.
Originally published Sunday, 22 October 2023.