Focusing vision - Gods way
Having clear vision is critical to the future of any leader and the organization he or she leads. When vision is clear, ones purpose in that organization becomes valuable. You know what, when and how to do what you are suppose to do.
Leading churches though is a little tougher. Why? While the Church is organized it is also an organism. God created His Church To be His Body, His living representation to the world.
I don't know if you wear glasses, but I do. Clear vision isn't something that I assume. I have to work for it. I have to wear glasses. I have to drink water or use eye drops to keep them fresh. Churches are no different.
Vision is something that is always revealing itself. Why? My vision slowly changes with time. I have to go to the eye doctor to get clearer vision.
The same is true of the church. Vision is something that is always revealing itself. While you may know what God wants to do today, you have to do a couple of things - continually - to keep it in focus.
1 - Daily listen to the Holy Spirit. He will keep your vision fresh, just like the eye drops.
2 - Don't get to attached to today's vision, it could change tomorrow - ask any eye doctor.
I started wearing glasses in the 4th grade. Fortunately for me, I lived across the street from school. I forgot those glasses all the time. But I never knew it until I looked at the blackboard.
Last year my wife had to get glasses for the first time in her life. I can't tell you how many times I have had to turn the car around, go back to the house and get those glasses. As soon as she looks down the road, the bell goes off in her head.
What can you look at in your church and see clearly? What tells lets you know that you are seeing God's vision with clarity? What do you do when things get a little "fuzzy"?