Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” This verse is thrown around by guys making vision statements for their courageous life plans.
Here’s a funny thing, the word “perish” actually means “be made naked,” seriously, look it up. The next time a guy guilts you into brainstorming for the mission statement of your churchy group, help him out by sharing with the group that anyone who does not participate will be forced to strip naked in accordance with Scripture.
You might also want to add this tidbit: Proverbs 29:18 has a whole other phrase in it after the vision phrase. Here’s the whole verse, “where there is no vision the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.”
The “vision” in mind is God’s Law, it’s not your mission statement.
So, anyway, this post is a lot shorter because I was going to lay out for you my purpose driven mission statement for my life and a way for you to form your own life-vision, but alas, my unfortunate biblical exposition practices stop me short once again.