Friday, April 18, 2008

Vision is not for Cowards

In the past few days (as well the past 19 months) I have been spending extra time and effort thinking and rethinking my vision.  Not an easy thing.  Then comes another post from Perry Noble...
 

Great question…here are a few suggestions…

  • If you feel confident that you can accomplish what is in front of you with no problem at all…then you didn't hear from God.
  • If no one is angry at you…then you didn't hear from God.
  • If you don't have to ask anyone to sacrifice to make the vision come true…then you didn't hear from God.
  • If religious people are not steaming at you, blogging about you and/or leaving your church…then you didn't hear from God.
  • If you have the money in the bank to do what God has asked you church to do…then you didn't hear from God.
  • If every step is perfectly designed and nothing happens to totally throw you off along the way…then you didn't hear from God.
  • If someone doesn't try to talk you out of what you are about to attempt…then you didn't hear from God.
  • If you don't stay up at night thinking about the vision…then you didn't hear from God.
  • If your vision is in contradiction to God's Word…then you didn't hear from God.  (And no, you didn't get a "special revelation" that gave you permission to trump His Word!)
  • If you know all of the answers…then you didn't hear from God.

Those are just a few things that came to mind. :-)

Vision is not for cowards.  My question to you, others and myself is this: am I willing to step forward in faith to do what God is leading me and the church I lead to do?  Again, vision is not for cowards.

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