"Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction." - Proverbs 29:18 (NIV)
This verse has been used in many different ways, but it speaks to the core nature of most people - when we don't know where we are headed or what the vision is, then we are subject to all kinds of persuasive alternatives. You may know this verse in this format:
"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he." (KJV)
This is true of countries, schools, churches, families and even our own person lives - if we have no focus or vision for the future then something slowly starts to die inside of us. There are too many people plodding through life hoping to get out unscathed. Sadly, none of us will leave this world alive, so we should embrace the vision that God gives to us and live this to His glory.
Eugene Peterson wrote:
If people can’t see what God is doing,
they stumble all over themselves;
But when they attend to what he reveals,
they are most blessed.
“The most pathetic person in the world is some one who has sight but no vision.” -
Living in Grace