Looking for a Vision from God in Empty Nest
When you’ve created and held a vision for your children and family for so many years, it was easy to have lost sight of a vision from God specifically for yourself.
Your prayers and planning may have mostly centered around your loved ones–and some days just surviving the full schedules or emotional challenges. So you may have become accustomed to leaning on God more for personal provision than personal vision. This season brings the opportunity look for a vision from God to see even more roles God can fulfill in your life.
I love the stars and everything outer space. One day when I read that Venus would be shining like a diamond in the sky just before sunrise, though I’m not a morning person, I woke up early to see it. One of my sons asked me why would I get up so early just to see some light in the sky, after all, you can’t see all the details of the planet like in pictures. He doesn’t get it because he doesn’t have the brilliance of inner vision I have for what I am looking at that seems faint on the outside.
Sometimes when you are trying to make a life change or pursue a dream—looking up to something shining above where you are now—other people won’t see the value or maybe not even the possibility of God’s vision in your heart—and sometimes you also cannot truly see it. God’s vision may seem like just a distant, hazy light in the sky, but if you look through the eyes of God, you can see beyond what is on the outside, deep into the inside with all of the brilliant detail God has designed waiting to be revealed.
Sometimes your view of God may also seem like just a far away light in the sky—something seen in passing, but not beheld with awe because you’ve not fully realized the vision of the depth and breadth of His love and power available to you if you BELIEVE IN HIM…a-n-d…BELIEVE HIM.
Do not be discouraged by those who do not truly see your light or God’s light? Do not be discouraged if you do not truly see the light…yet. That tiny spark in the depths of your heart is much more than a glimmer…and when you believe and seek it intentionally, it will be revealed in all its glory.
Trust God’s Vision for You in the Empty Nest Season
As your Creator God holds the light in His hands and shines it upon you and for you so that you can envision His purposes for your life…TRUST HIM!
“And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” ~Genesis 1:3 NIV
Jesus the Son shines His light to show you how to transform into who you are called to be to fulfill the purposes for your life…FOLLOW HIM!
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ~John 8:12 NIV
The Word of God lights your way so you can see God and discern His vision for your life clearly, knowing the truth that sets you free to stay on the path laid out for you…LIVE IT!
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” ~Psalm 119:105 NIV
God’s vision is for you to be light in the world—not as just a dim light in the sky to be passed by, but shining as a vision from God to behold as you become ALL He has purposed you to be…PURSUE IT!
You are the light of the world…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” ~Matthew 5:14a,16 NIV
Reflections on God’s Vision:
The more time you spend in God’s presence and in His word, the more you will begin to see yourself, your life and others through His point of view, thus having clarity of God’s vision of who you are, how He wants you to grow, and what He is calling you to become and fulfill. You will also begin to better discern his voice deepening your understanding and guiding next steps.
- Are you truly seeing God and seeing the vision He has for your life as more than just a glimmer from afar?
- When you look up to Him, what do you truly see? What is your vision of your heavenly Father? of yourself? for your life?
- If your vision of God, yourself or your life seem to be just faint lights in the sky, what internal and external obstacles may be blocking you from truly seeing the light?
Reflect on what parts of you may have dimmed their light awaiting this season when new blooms can spring forth. It’s time to become an explorer of new paths with God as your partner and guide. Enjoy finding new vision as you are getting to know both Him and yourself in new ways!
Christian Life Purpose Coaching Call to Action:
- Be still and reflect on areas of your mindset or your life where you are struggling. Ask God to show you how His light can burst into your life and transform these areas.
- Write down what you are seeing as His true and pure vision for these areas.
- Identify and make a plan to address what is lurking in the shadows that needs to be exposed to the light to bring forth this new vision.