“Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law.” – Proverbs 29:18 (NASB)
Dayton Moore has always been a man of vision. Whether observing his father’s life of faith that inspired him to begin his own relationship with Christ or harboring a knack for baseball analytics and clubhouse culture through the top ranks of Major League Baseball, the driving force behind Moore’s determination has always been the strength of God.
From the beginning of his tenure with the Kansas City Royals, Moore has set the standard of excellence and intentionality as a godly role model and leader. He advises players and staff members to “take care of family first,” and through that, baseball will take care of itself. Across a wide assortment of roles, Moore’s grand vision for his life leans on the love and guidance of God. In the front office or locker room, at church or home or hotel room, everything is done with Him. It’s his confidence in God’s guidance that gives him grace to embark in missional living with his players, family and, truly, anyone he meets.
The question Moore often asks (“How can we get better each and every day?”) is one we should also be asking ourselves.
God equips us for our sphere of influence. Despite the struggles and sacrifices it might take for His ultimate glory, we must take steps in faith with our eyes fastened upon the future. We can have confidence knowing that what He has planted in our hearts and minds will be brought to fruition in His perfect will and timing.
Without a grand vision, our lives can quickly disintegrate and crumble, and we risk becoming only a shadow of the man or woman God created us to be. If we aren’t pierced by an underlying burden that prods us out of bed each day, we miss out on joining together with the Lord to bring light to a darkening world.
God has placed within you plenty of possibilities with the desire that you hold tight to His promises and cultivate a life mission that lasts. What is your “What if?” Is there something seared across your heart that you’re prayerfully taking steps to cultivate and bring to life? Are you beginning to search through the secret things between you and God to make your part of the world a bit better?
Determine God’s grand vision for your life and get to work. Allow Him to shape it and form it exactly as He means to.
- Do you know the grand vision for your life? Have you taken steps to bring it to pass?
- How can you partner with God in your journey?
- List three specific steps you can take to get your faith vision up and running.
- Psalm 138:8
- Jeremiah 29:11
- Ephesians 2:10
Lord, Let Your vision fall fresh on my spirit. I must make a stand for what my life looks like when I am surrendered to Your heart. Father, help me see the world around me and where You know I will best fit to share Your love. I have a quick attention span; keep me focused on the road You have set before me that will bring You glory. Amen.