SEEING GOD'S VISION
“Where there is no vision, the people perish...”
Proverbs 29:18a KJV
Nearly anywhere you go in the world, people have heard the name “Disney.”
The theme parks, movies, and signature characters, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, are recognized and loved. This entertainment dynasty is the result of a lifelong dream of the creative genius and visionary, Walt Disney. A few years after building the revolutionary theme park Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Disney envisioned another and even larger Disney theme park. He laid the groundwork, but died in 1966, almost five years before the opening of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. On the day the new park opened, a visitor commented to Mike Vance, Creative Director of Walt Disney Studios, “Isn’t it too bad Walt Disney didn’t live to see this?”
“Oh, but he did see it,” Vance replied. “That’s why it’s here.”
The vision of Walt Disney to create what he called “the happiest place on earth” became the driving force for thousands of people who, even to this day, continue to work diligently to build upon the foundation that he laid.
Vision is a powerful motivator. When we receive and embrace God’s vision for our lives, we become supernaturally empowered by the Holy Spirit to work toward that vision. If a natural “man-made” vision like Walt Disney’s can result in such an enormous legacy, just imagine what could happen if we tapped into God’s vision for our lives, our families, and this region!
God’s vision is fueled by His omnipotent power, provided through His limitless resources, and crafted by His incomprehensible wisdom and knowledge. God’s vision leaves a lasting impact that can be felt throughout multiple generations.