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Some words perfectly describe the kind of life we all long for. One such word is “flourish.” To “flourish is, “to grow luxuriantly; to achieve success; to reach a height of development or influence.” (Merriam-Webster) The origins of the word are associated with flowers. A flower at its peak of health and blossom is said to be “flourishing.”
God wants you to flourish also. He made you to bloom—to reach the peak of your potential. Just as a flower only flourishes when certain conditions are met, we only flourish when the right conditions are in place.
The Bible describes many things critical to a flourishing life. One is described in Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) “Where there is no vision, the people perish…”
While this verse emphasizes the missing ingredient to a flourishing life, we learn about the element that’s necessary for this. It’s vision! Specifically, it’s spiritual vision. Without it, we will perish.
Spiritual vision includes seeing and obeying the commands of God, the principles of God, and the promises of God. It involves insight into God’s purposes and plans in your life, and a decision to pursue them. Doing so causes us to flourish.
Is your life perishing or flourishing? If it’s the former rather than the latter, it’s time for a change—a change in your vision. Who and what are you looking at and looking to for direction? What’s driving your life? If it’s anyone or anything other than God, shift your vision to Him. Ask Him for vision, seek His Word, and ask God to help you see and follow His will. As you do, expect your life to blossom!