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  • Writer's pictureLeisa Wilkins


Updated: Jul 15, 2022

“If you live without restraint and are unable to control your temper, you’re as helpless as a city with broken-down defenses, open to attack.” (Proverbs 25:28 TPT)

I must live with restraint, not doing whatever I want whenever I want without thought. There is a cost for every choice, and I must always consider the cost.

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’?” (Luke 14:28-30 NKJV)

I must also control my temper and not be controlled by my temper, or by anything, for that matter. Instead, ask myself, in light of eternity, is this worth getting upset about?

“If you don’t have vision, there are no real restraints in your life. Yet when you have vision, you are able to say no with dignity.” (Dr. Myles Munroe)

Vision gives me boundaries that give me parameters to work within and that keep me safe. Without vision I have no direction, no compass even to find my way, I’m just drifting along accomplishing nothing.

"Where there is no vision, the people perish." (Proverbs 29:18a KJV)

Perish – to die; to lose life in any manner; to be in a state of decay or passing away; to waste away; to come to not being; to be burst or ruined; to be wasted or rendered useless (Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary)

Lack of vision destroys! Lack of vision results in not becoming, not fulfilling potential, and not walking in destiny. Lack of vision is wasteful and catastrophic – not just for me but for all I was meant to impact and all they would impact. It has a domino effect.

Lack of vision doesn’t just destroy me, it destroys my family, friends, neighborhood, and so much more than we know or can see. Vision is never just about me. That’s why the enemy works so hard to take me out! The destruction of one is the catalyst for destroying many. In this the enemy is strategic.

“Vision is the key to an effective life because when you see your destination, it helps you to discipline your life in ways that train, prepare, and provide for your vision.” (Dr. Myles Munroe)

Vision is the doorway to destiny and impacting lives. It’s foundational to walking in purpose. When I focus on vision it gives me direction which allows me to make decisions that support the vision causing it to ultimately come to fruition.


I must protect my vision by making life-giving choices, intentional choices. I will not kill my vision or anyone else’s.

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