In this book (Understanding Divine Direction), Bishop Oyedepo said something that really caught my heart “Vision is the unfolding of God’s master plan, whereas direction is the steps you take to accomplish it. God has called you to preach, wonderful! That is a calling or a vision. But how do you go about it? That is where you need direction. Divine direction is a lifetime demand. You will never get to a point in life where you will no longer require direction. In the Christian race especially, you will never get to a point where you no longer require God’s direction. This is because life without direction is nothing but continuous frustration! No matter how fast you are travelling on the wrong road, when are you ever going to arrive at your destination? As long as you are on a wrong road, no matter the kind of encouragement you receive on the way, you will never get to where you are going.
But wisdom is profitable to direct. Ecclesiastes 10:10
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Proverbs 8:33
Divine direction come as instructions from the Lord. Dignity in life, ministry and every endeavour calls for clarity of vision. It calls for vision with precision. When heavenly vision lacks heavenly instructions, it ends one in frustration. That is why He said, “Take fast hold of instruction, for she is thy life.”
Many are genuinely called, but because they lack access to divine instructions, they are frustrated. This need not be. Every decision you take in life and ministry should be traceable to specific instructions received from God, for instructions are the highways to distinction in life. So much has been said about vision, with very little being said about instruction. Consequently, everyone pursues and goes about his vision the way he thinks best. And when things don’t work as they should, they begin to doubt if God really called them.
So, beloved, hear instruction from the Lord today!