Unseen Vision

Paul is a good friend of mine, If you were to look at him, it wouldn't take you long to know what he spent most of his life doing.  He was a career Marine, and not only a marine, but a Marine drill instructor.

When Paul put on his dress blue uniform, and when he put on that face, that voice, that persona, of a drill instructor, all of a sudden, everything he said, you wanted to do.  He could order you around, and you'd better do what Paul said do.  Now, when he wasn't in that uniform, when he wasn't in that role, he was a sweet, kind, humble servant, but when he was wearing that uniform, he was in charge.

I talked to him one time, and asked, "Paul, how did you do it?"  For years, Paul’s job was to take boys who came from all kinds of backgrounds, these raw recruits coming into the marines—they came, some of them with good motives, some of them with not so good motives, some in good physical shape, some not, some of them with a high energy level, some not—Paul took them, and on over a short period of time, he turned them into marines.

When asked how he did it, Paul said, "Well, it was really very simple.  From the first day of boot camp, I had a vision for them that they could not see.  I knew how I wanted them to walk, I knew how I wanted them to talk, I knew how I wanted them to respond, I knew how I wanted them to think. I wanted them to walk and talk and respond and think like a marine, and I worked with them until that vision became real."

Never forget those words: "I had a vision for them that they could not see."

God has a vision and a plan for you that you cannot see yet.  The Lord Jesus looks at you, and He has a plan for you, and He's working in your life to accomplish that plan.

The Bible says in Ephesians 3:20-21: 

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

God is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think to accomplish His plan and His purpose in our lives. 

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!