Having Vision For Your Family Life

To get to the winner’s circle for families, you need to have a plan or vision. Every family needs a vision for where they are heading. Without it, you are boatsinkingsimply going to be tossed back and forth like a ship in a storm. And you don’t need us to tell you there are  storms all around us!

How you ever felt like this ship trying to deal with all with the crazy stuff that gets thrown at families these days?

For your family to come out on top as a winner, your vision MUST include a strategy. We are here to help you develop that.

There are 4 keys to having an effective vision for your family. The Family Life Winners Plan is made up of the 4 P’s:

1) Purpose – finding and pursuing your destiny,

2) Protection - you need a plan to cover every aspect of family life,

3) Provision -  Jesus Christ is our source for our finances, health, happiness,

4) Preparation – you need to understand the times and get prepared.

This is only meant to give you some direction and ideas and some possible opportunities. All families have some basic needs but every family is unique. It is up to you how to put these strategies into play.

Purpose

The purpose of every person and family is NOT just to eat, sleep, irritate one another, and take up space. We all have a specific purpose or destiny that was given to us by God. It is our job to discover it and then pursue it.

Family plays a huge role in this process because this is the best place to develop our God-given talents. The family can either function as a powerful springboard to seeing this happen or it can function as a massive cesspool pulling you down into a stinking mess.

One clue to tell you whether you have discovered your true destiny ordained by God  is that you are not focused on just your own fulfillment, but on being a benefit to others.

Provision

Let’s face it. Families have lots of needs. Some are simple and some can get very complicated. We must be able able to recognize the true source of our provision, and it is not the state or your rich uncle.

God is not stingy and He wants us to walk in abundance, but we need to have a Godly motivation. Having a thankful heart, having a desire to give, and having a wise wealth-building plan are all vital to winning provision.

We can’t be much of a blessing to others if we are constantly lacking ourselves. That may include starting a family business on the internet. What are you passionate about and want to share with others?

Protection

The family home is supposed to be a safe place. A place where relationships and trust and love and faith can grow. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but we live in a very dangerous world.

The great news is that we have a Heavenly Father and we can be a part of His Heavenly family. He is the ultimate source of our protection.

We do have  important roles to play, though. If we neglect these roles, the family can suffer immensely.

Preparation

An awesome example of this is how the Lord used Joseph in Egypt to prepare the people for the coming famine. God had an incredible plan for them but they had a careful path to walk before they could get there.

To be prepared, we must first have direction from the Lord. We must have an understanding of what is going on around us and know what steps to take.

What may we need to be prepared for? Some of the possibilities include natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes. Other man-made or government-made disasters might include civil conflicts, community and neighborhood isolation, economic hardships/disasters, and war.

We invite you to spend some quality time thinking about each of these areas. We will be developing some specific strategies and opportunities that are related to each of our 4 P’s.

2 thoughts on “Having Vision For Your Family Life

  1. Ken Alexander

    I saw your ad in faithwriters.com for “Role of Christian Church in Politics:. below is my submission:

    ©Kenneth B. Alexander, JD
    Bible quotations in italics
    Bible version: New American Standard Bible, 1986 version

    Christian’s Role in Politics
    Separation of the Nations

    Matthew 25:31-33 states: “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. “And all the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left”. This separation of nations is apparent today. The evil nations are lining up with evil causes. No longer is there any question which nations are blessed of god and those who will be rejected by Him. The difference between the nations is different from what you may think.

    The Lord makes the difference clear: “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You drink? ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? ‘And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ “And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me” (Matthew 25:34-41).

    The righteous nations placed aside their national interest whenever there was a need. They fed the world when it was hungry. They sent medicines and professional medical personnel when there was a sickness. They risked their very heritage of young men when a weaker nation was threatened by a local bully, greedy nation. Although there is self interest present when they go to war in a foreign land still the principle of righteous protection of the naked stranger is most apparent. The righteous nation will respond when they are blessed by the Lord “when did we do these wondrous things you are speaking of; we just saw a need and tried to fill it”. The Lord will say “no, know it or not, you were doing it to me whom some of you do not even know”.

    However the standard of judgment for the nations the Lord judged unrighteous was much different. “Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’ “Then they themselves also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not take care of You?’ “Then He will answer them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’ “These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life” (Matthew 25:41-46).

    The evil nations can be likened to present day Russia who does not take care of the needy but seizes their land, attacks their citizens with guns, seizes property, manipulates elections and generally acts with complete self interest. North Korea isolates itself from everything righteous while it threatens its neighbors and even those across the seas. Middle Eastern nations make it their business to hate as they threaten the U.S. and their allies including God’s chosen nation Israel. They will not rest until the entire world is ruled by an ungodly religion whose only aim is repression and suppression.

    All of these verses can and should be applied to churches and individuals as well as nations. It is interesting God applies the above principles to nations. It is the nations who educate their people in their unrighteous causes. There, according to God, it is the nations that bear the punishment. As Christian churches of Jesus Christ we should follow the above principles to the letter.

  2. Mike and Charleen Ecuyer Post author

    Kenneth Alexander

    Thank you for your submission. While I am a lover of God’s Word, the articles I am looking for cannot contain lots of Scripture texts due to duplicate content standards. I appreciate your thoughts on the subject.
    Mike E.

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