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Visualise, have faith and focus

A visionless man has a tendency to pull others down with him which is why we must guard our individual visions with two things - faith and focus

All humans at a certain level and age begin to develop visions on how they want the rest of their lives to be, which makes a visionless man very dangerous to everyone around him.

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A visionless man has a tendency to pull others down with him which is why we must guard our individual visions with two things - faith and focus.

Having faith and focus in life will help us greatly in choosing which struggle to embark on - a worthless fight or taking huge leaps with well calculated risks.

The Word for Today devotional by United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) says:

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The poorest person in the world isn’t the one without money, but the one without a God-given vision. Vision requires faith—and focus. Unless you understand what’s worth fighting for, you risk: 1) Fighting the wrong battles. 2) Fighting at the wrong time. 3) Fighting when you shouldn’t be involved. 4) Fighting because you need to win in order to feel good about yourself. 5) Fighting even though the battle is already lost but your pride won’t let you accept it. The most important thing is: stay focused on the goal God has given you. John Mason says, ‘Destiny delayed is the devil’s delight.’ If satan can’t defeat you outright, he’ll try to distract you with unimportant things, or disqualify you by getting you to make bad decisions. Either way, he wins and you lose. Just because something is good doesn’t mean it’s right for you. When your plate is full doing what God’s already given you to do, learn to say 'no' to everything else. Once you can do that, you free yourself from other people’s expectations and the need for their approval. Bear in mind also that ‘no’ doesn’t mean ‘never’; often it means ‘not now’. When you’re spread too thinly, you become mediocre at everything and effective at nothing. When you try to fight on every front, you wear yourself out and fail to win where it counts. Fighting a battle without spoils is like pouring water on a burning shack—unless somebody’s life is in danger it’s probably not worth it. So conserve your energy for when you have something really important at stake.

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