On today's Joshua T. Berglan's Morning Gratitude..... Meeting Needs By Michael Youssef, Ph.D. Having and following a vision isn’t just for big dreamers and world-changers. As Christians, we all have been called by God to pursue His plan and purpose for our lives. Having a vision will guide both your destination and your direction in fulfilling God’s purposes. Visions can be big or small. They can be global or local. But a vision doesn’t need to be complicated. At the very heart of having a life-vision is seeing a need—and meeting that need. God has placed us in our jobs, our neighborhoods, and our families for a purpose—to meet the needs around us. Truly visionary people are those who have the ability to recognize the needs around them, as well as the determination and willingness to meet those needs. How often do we see a need, yet do nothing about it? We may feel pity or concern, yet we stand back and do nothing. We are unwilling to risk our comfort, our reputation, and our security. But we cannot be that visionary person for God unless we are willing to risk everything for Him. God wants you to make a difference in the lives of other people. He has given you your blessings, gifts, talents, resources, and connections for a reason. Prayer: Father, help me to be able to recognize the needs that are around me and have the willingness and courage to meet those needs. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen. “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?” (1 John 3:17).