Leadership is born out of vision.
Too many leaders today are looking for a following, but they do not have vision. There is no specific direction they are heading. I have learned that people are looking to follow someone with an a seeable vision. Something that they can grab hold of.
You see, your leadership level is born out of your vision. The greater your vision the stronger your influence becomes, but the weaker your vision the less influence you will have. So, if you are looking for a larger platform – don’t seek a bigger venue – increase your vision.
The Bible says, “Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained …” (Proverbs 29:18 – NASB). That simply means they move without direction. They want more, but they don’t have someone to lead them there. Vision. It is what everyone is looking to follow.
Someone asked me one time, “Where did you get your vision for Church Unleashed?” It was a pretty simple answer – “In prayer.” Mary and I spent 7 days in prayer. We asked God for the vision, dreams and goals. He unloaded a big one on us. It’s bigger than we are, but we trust God’s amazing dreams!
Never in our wildest dreams did we ever believe that God would open up the doors He has opened … why? Because of the vision. The vision has led us to where we are. The vision has brought more people in our lives than we could imagine. The vision has changed lives. The vision has changed us. And that vision is from God. It is His vision for our lives. Our leadership and influence was born out of God’s vision for our lives.