Proverbs 29:18: “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.”
The Hebrew word translated here as revelation and vision in the King James version simply means having direction or insight from God. To say it in another way, without God showing us fresh, new things, we are bound to dry up and perish. Solomon was describing God giving a vision, like seeing someone unveil something. And he said that without such vision, people would fail. The tense suggests that people have been perishing, are perishing, and will continue to perish apart from a vision from God.
When Helen Keller was asked, “What would be worse than being born blind?” she replied, “Having sight but no vision.” What a profound statement from a girl who had spent almost her entire life blind and deaf. She clearly understood that this Scripture and others were speaking of another kind of vision besides the physical ability to see. Someone said that vision is “The ability to see—awareness. The ability to believe—attitude. The ability to do—action.”
Have you caught the vision of God’s will for your life? Are you on the path to fulfilling it or you are distracted by the cares of the world. People of vision have boundaries and they move in a particular trajectory. May this week be filled with revelations of God’s will for your life. In other to live a fulfilling life, we must stop living carelessly.