In the latter part of this year we started a Lifegroup sponsored by my church (Lifepoint Church in Tampa, FL) using the book written by Andy Stanley on Visioneering. Lifegroup is a a small community of like-minded individuals whose aim is to experience life together, gain wisdom by learning from each other. The group is composed of young executives and professionals who seek to be better by understanding the Vision God has placed in their lives. The Lifegroup meets every Monday and we just finished Chapter 7.
I realized that there are a lot of quotable statements found in the book that will help us change our perspective about life, dreams, and visions. I decided to write 10 statements that stood out while reading or learning from the book through our Lifegroup.
The 10 things posted hailed from Chapter 1 to 4. I will continually update everyone about the book and my Lifegroup.
1. Visioneering is the course one follows to make dreams a reality. The formula:
Visioneering = Inspiration+Conviction+Action+Determination+Completion
( page 8 )
2. Your uniqueness and individuality will reach its pinnacle in the context of your pursuit of God’s plan for your life. Unless you discover God’s unique vision for your future, your life may very well be a rerun. (page 15)
3. What is a vision? Visions are born in the soul of a man or woman who is consumed with the tension between what is and what could be. (Chapter 1, page 17)
4. Visions are form in the hearts of those who are dissatisfied with the status quo. (Chapter 1, page 17)
5. Vision carries with it a sense of conviction, it is not just something that could be done, but SHOULD BE DONE. (Chapter 1, page 17)
6. Prayer is critical to vision development. Prayer keeps us looking. Prayer keeps the burden fresh. It keeps our eyes and hearts in an expectant mode. (Chapter 2, pages 30 and 31)
7. Our tendency is to pray for miracles. But in most situations, it is more appropriate to pray for opportunities. More than likely you need an opportunity rather than soothing supernatural. (Chapter 2, page 31)
8. Dreamers dream about things being different. Visionaries envision themselves making a difference. Dreamers think about how nice it would be for something to be done. Visionaries look for an opportunity to do something. (Chapter 2, page 32)
9. Success is staying faithful to the process that contributed to those things becoming a reality. Unfortunately, we often don’t consider ourselves successful until we experience the rewards. (Chapter 3, page 46)
10. You will know what God has put in your heart to do before you know how he intends to bring it about. (Chapter 4, page 55)