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Andy Stanley

God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Personal Vision

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'Visioneering' by Andy Stanley is a motivational book that encourages readers to create a clear and compelling vision for their lives, and provides practical tools for turning that vision into reality.

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    Visioneering is the sum total of inspiration, conviction, action, determination, and completion.

    Life is a journey. Yes, you’re right – there’s nothing earth-shattering about this stale old cliché. But here’s a question that might freshen it up a bit: If life is a journey, then what kind of journey is it?

    Is it an aimless road trip with no real destination – a trip that, though enjoyable at times, leads you nowhere, thanks to poor planning and disorganization? Or is it a different kind of journey – one that leaves room for pleasant detours and sightseeing but still has a set destination?

    If your life sounds like option two, you might already be a visioneer.

    The key message here is: Visioneering is the sum total of inspiration, conviction, action, determination, and completion.

    Visioneering means clearly envisioning your future as it ties to God’s plan, and keeping that vision in the foreground as you plan your life. Visioneering brings clarity and purpose to a meandering, chaotic life by bringing four elements to it: passion, motivation, direction, and purpose.

    How do these values play out in the life of a Christian? Well, we’re all a product of Christ’s vision – each of us was created to contribute in some unique way to the realization of his vision.

    We also each come preprogrammed with a vision, unique to us and part of Christ's creative plan. If we can discern that vision, it’ll contribute to the completion of Christ's vision. Here’s how you can tell a vision from a whim or a fleeting idea: A vision begins with hearing, reading, or seeing something that generates concern. For example, say you read an article about how difficult it is for impoverished children to reach their potential. This may generate within you a deep concern for these children.

    But is that a vision? After all, the world contains many things to be concerned about: those impoverished children, yes, but also stray cats, deforestation, and the epidemic of loneliness among the elderly. So which one is it? How can you tell which issue will generate your vision?

    Simply ask yourself which one breaks your heart.

    A vision that’s ordained by God feels like a moral imperative. What’s more, it connects to something that’s happening in the world right now, with the current generation. When you’ve honed in on a concern that you simply can’t rest without attempting to resolve, you’ve identified your inspiration.

    Once you’ve done this, wait! Your vision needs to mature before you take action, and God will send you a sign when your vision reaches maturity.

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    What is Visioneering about?

    Visioneering (1999) is a guide to living life with clarity of vision. In addition to explaining how to create and fulfill a vision, it explains why Christians live their best lives when they align their vision with God’s purpose – and then act accordingly.

    Visioneering Review

    Visioneering (1973) by Andy Stanley is a captivating guide on turning dreams into reality and building a clear vision for the future. Here's why this book is worth reading:

    • It offers practical strategies and actionable steps to help readers bring their visions to life and overcome obstacles along the way.
    • Mixing biblical wisdom, personal experiences, and inspiring anecdotes, the book delivers a powerful message that resonates with readers from all backgrounds.
    • The author's refreshing transparency and relatable storytelling keep readers engaged, ensuring that the subject matter remains anything but boring.

    Who should read Visioneering?

    • Christians interested in living a Christ-centered life
    • People seeking more meaning in life
    • Any Christian stuck at a crossroads and looking for purpose

    About the Author

    Andy Stanley is the founder of North Point Ministries, which consists of eight churches in Atlanta and nearly 130 churches around the world. He’s the author of more than 20 books, including When Work and Family Collide, Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets, and Next Generation Leader.

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    What is the main message of Visioneering?

    The main message of Visioneering is creating and executing God-given visions with clarity and purpose.

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    Is Visioneering a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Visioneering is a worthwhile read for anyone looking to pursue their God-given dreams. It provides practical insights and guidance for turning visions into reality.

    Who is the author of Visioneering?

    Visioneering is written by Andy Stanley.

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