8. Lack of vision– Proverbs 29:18 (KJV) says it best, “where there is no vision, the people perish.” When a person is unable to visualize what their future could entail, it causes them to let life happen to them. They take the life that is given to them and settle for it. They don’t think about changing their life because they don’t have a vision for their life. They believe what others have told them they could achieve and not what God said they could have. When it comes to your future, if you can’t see it, you can’t have it.
9. Lack of planning– Every vision needs a plan to carry it out. The written plan serves as a road map, guiding you to your destination. A step by step plan keeps you motivated by allowing you to see progress and how close you are to achieving what you desire. Habakkuk 2:2 (KJV) tells us to write the vision and make it plain. Once you put your vision on paper it becomes a plan. A vision without a plan becomes a wish.
10. Laziness– Some people are just lazy. They have plenty of faith, but no works (faith without works is dead, James 2:17 (NIV). Laziness is often disguised in excuses. A lazy Christians will rarely have a vision, and they will never have a plan.