I'M A VIP! - Apostle Forbes
I’m a VIP! When you hear this term, you think Very Important Person. You may be able to name those who are considered a VIP! Well today we’re going to talk about you a VIP!
VIP stands for Vision, Insight, and Purpose. You have to move to what God has intended for you to do! It’s time to realize you are God’s VIP! A person with vision, a person with insight and a person with purpose!
Vision is the foundation of what happens to insight and purpose. How you “see” is most important. Vision is a faith experience, a faith walk, where if no one else believes God, you believe God above all else. Vision is when God says Go! And you ask with what?
We may not always understand or know what God is up to. Be He does! His plan will always prevail.
Proverbs 19:20-22 New Living Translation (NLT)
20 Get all the advice and instruction you can,
so you will be wise the rest of your life.
21 You can make many plans,
but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.
Visionaries see what others usually do not see. They have courage, tenacity (stubbornness, a determination) and strength to go the distance when no one else will go. I was watching the movie Sing and one of the main characters, a koala bear, named Buster Moon wanted to give up when everything came crashing down. He talked about what he wanted to do so much that the other animals believed in him when he had given up. The vision was revitalized when they encouraged him, that he could do it!
Hebrews 11:1 says, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
God will send people who will believe in you, when you may lose all hope in everything! What you see in the natural is not what God sees! You are usually go against the grain, the norm! Go! Vision is the bridge between the present and the future. Without it we perish or go “unrestrained,” Proverbs 29:18 (NASB) Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law.
Vision determines how sharp your insight is. Insight is discernment. Your insight, your discernment helps you see people, places and things in its’ true light. You want to pray that God gives you the discernment needed to go forward in Him!
Ephesians 1:15-23 (HCSB)
Prayer for Spiritual Insight - 15 This is why, since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 I never stop giving thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that the perception of your mind may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength.
Hebrews 11:27 By faith he (Moses) left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen.
The ultimate reason for which a thing was made; the intent and meaning for which the Lord has purposed according to His divine timing. Voluntary commitment is necessary (easy way or hard way); God’s purpose demands people properly use their natural and supernatural resources, unique talents to accomplish the purpose for their lives. WHEN YOU FIND YOUR PURPOSE – LOOK OUT!
Our purpose in life is the very meaning of our existence. It is a good thing to walk in the purpose of God, even when you cannot see the future. Sometimes God will show you the future. He does not show you His total plan, because this has just become a faith walk on your part. You have a meaningful mission to accomplish on this earth! Don’t get distracted, keep God’s purpose before you. What did He tell you to do? Once you understand your purpose, then you have passion and drive to go the distance.
Remember you are a VIP. A person with Vision, Insight and Purpose! It's time!