Motivational Series

The Indisputable Power of Vision- 4

By: Idede Oseyande

The absence of the eyes is not the absence of vision”

Samson is one of the few biblical characters who had a vision of how their life would run foisted on them. The vision was given to their parents before they were born. Samuel, John the Baptist and Jesus Christ were other examples.

However, Samson stood out in the way and manner he went about with the vision.

Despite the clear warning on the terms and conditions in fulfilling that vision, he got carried away like many of us and threw caution to the wind. By that, he gave his sworn enemies an inroad to inflict him and terminate the actualisation of the vision.

Why did they take out Samson’s eyes?

The Philistines were not foolish as Samson assumed. The fact that they did not get his riddles doesn’t mean they were completely daft. When they had the chance they took out his eyes.

Their intentions were simple and well thought out:

To kill his vision, break him mentally and emotionally, thereby losing the ability to aspire for anything.

They reinforced their intentions by making him do strenuous work to eliminate any chance to focus on anything.

Then they made a wrong calculation by letting him know that all his enemies were gathered in one place.

That information reminded him of his initial vision- to defend his people against the Philistines. This made the calculation easy and less strenuous for a physically blind man.

If he can destroy all of them at once, then the vision would still be partially accomplished.

Like Samson, you must find a reason to self-motivate yourself and refocus on your vision. No matter the mistakes you have made in the past and the grounds you have lost due to those mistakes, forgive yourself and let it motivate you to maximise the time you have now.

As long as you are still alive, no matter how circumstances have made you handicapped, take your mind off your present pain and refocus. Visit that vision again, and you will see that you are not far from the two pillars that you need to push to get the needed results.

Don’t allow the defeat of the past to cripple your resolve to chase your vision.





About the author

Idede Oseyande

IDEDE Oseyande, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, is an unrepentant believer in the Nigeria project.
His concern for the actualisation of a prosperous nation and the continent, in general, is reflected in his written works.

He currently runs an online advocacy platform ( where he engages the government and the people.

Among his published works are 'What is Left of What is Right?', 'The Portrait of a Revolutionary Leader' and 'Warri No Dey Carry Last'.

He is a guest writer for several blogs and his Attitudinal and Behavioral Coaching classes has transformed many lives.

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