READ : Acts 26:19-23
I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision. (v. 19)
We’ve all had visions. Not as dramatic as Paul’s, granted. But we’ve all had visions: moments of pain and potential when you brush the hem of heaven and catch a glimmer of God, and in a flash of insight you realize what you can be, what God is calling you to be. We’ve all had visions.
Maybe your vision came at a child’s baptism. Or at a graduation ceremony. Or standing at the graveside of a dear friend. Or on your knees in church as people laid hands on you and ordained you as an elder or deacon. We’ve all had visions, moments when God seemed so near, and when God’s will seemed so clear.
Trust your vision. Others will say, as they said to Paul, that you’re crazy. No you’re not. People who have a vision and don’t act on it, they’re the ones who are crazy. When God knocks you from your high horse, and you see the light, and you finally figure out who you are and what God is calling you to be, when you have that soul-searing encounter with yourself and with the Almighty – trust your vision.
Give me a glimpse, O God, of what I can be, what you are calling me to be. And give me the courage to follow that vision wherever it leads.