I am beginning to believe that the visions God gives, particularly those related to personal destiny, are primarily preferred futures that God favors in correlation with our own responses to life.
It is a rare thing indeed to watch God do 90% of the work to fulfill a thing, while we, astonished, look on.
God speaks, we hear, and we act in Christlike character in accord with that invitation. A vision given is a welcoming to move forward toward a promise, not a promise that God is somehow obligated to fulfill without yours or my concerted participation.
Our creative and obedient response to God’s invitations – this is the artful life.