Bill Hybels defines a leader’s vision as “a picture of the future that produces passion in people”. This week, think about your vision – is it crystal clear and are you passionate about sharing it?
A brand-new country, young and free. The shackles of slavery broken once and for all. People flying across a clear blue sky. Thousands of women, men, and children rising to their feet and flooding the altar at the first strains of “Just as I Am.” Acts 2 churches invading the modern world. Whatever the picture, if it produces powerful amounts of passion in those who hear it, it is already en route to being achieved.
For you it might be the picture of a hungry child being fed, her life being spared. It might be a picture of a homeless person finding shelter. It might be a picture of a dying church being revitalized or a lost person coming to faith or a volunteer finding a ministry that perfectly uses the gifts God has given. It might be a lonely person finding community or an artist finally using his creative gifts to serve God. There are as many life-giving, visionary pictures of the future as there are leaders among us. And when God finally brings clarity and certainty of vision in a leader’s life, everything changes for the better.
In what ways do you paint your vision passionately and inspire those around you?