STEP ONE: Vision
 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Vision will keep your hopes fueled. Hope is the prerequisite to substance.
Vision has to have corresponding action.
Vision will produce discipline.
Vision should be based on the Word of God.
When you give God a vision, it gives God an opportunity to endorse that vision with provision. Your thinking is the platform for His performance.
 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
God will do exceeding abundantly above what you ask or think.
You can not separate your life from what you expect.
Everything about your life is a picture of what you expect.
Get your hopes up.
 Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more ; her prophets also find no vision from the Lord .
There is no better life than one that is lived according to the Word of God.
Relationships make things stronger and easier.
Vision will do at least 3 things in your life:
-Reveals your purpose
-Reveals your future
-Reveals your values
Values will determine what you will and won’t do to obtain your vision.
Provision is an endorsement of vision.
When you don’t give God a vision, He cannot give provision.
When you have no vision, God is not obligated to provide the resources.
1 Chronicles 28:9
 And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
Based on the image/vision that you have in your heart, God will endorse the vision or withhold based on your vision.
When you have a vision, God will big in the resources and people to make it a reality.
You are provision to something!
Be in a place that you can advance the vision of the place you are.
 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.  And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.  And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Give the Lord a vision and imagination that He will want to endorse. Ask yourself if your vision is in line with God’s word. It has to be based on the Word for Him to give the resources and provision to make it come to pass.
 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Vision has to be bigger than you because God wants to fulfill something in your life that only He can get the glory for.
Vision unites and brings people together.
Division is the enemy to vision.