How to Tell You Have a Vision Ready to Use or Share
Vision is critical in your life. If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time. Sometimes God places you in the realm or position of leading others as well in life. When it comes to casting vision for others, there are some tips from various sources that can help you.
As an example, Brian Dodd with Injoy teaches that you can know you have vision to start, when you can speak about the vision without notes. So unlike a normal sermon or message, when vision is so clear to the leader, then, it is clear to the audience as it is conveyed from the heart.
Vision is not just history. Vision is “crisply” sharing today your heart to people, in a short compelling way.
Compelling would motivate the sacrifice needed. What makes your vision compelling at this time? In response to a situation of a need, Nehemiah had vision that was based in God’s heart as well. In his own time, he owned the vision, to help those who were in need in Jerusalem back home. Nehemiah 1 reveals his heart forming vision. He was also a man of prayer in that.
It was so compelling that he could speak freely on it and even at possible personal injury before a mighty ancient King. King Artaxerxes, was struck by the situation on the face of Nehemiah. It was compelling to ask. And he asked, what is this about?
And from the heart, Nehemiah could answer. The king who got requests probably every day, was sold enough on that genuine vision, and it matched his own goals too, that he granted Nehemiah’s request and gave personal approval for it.
The vision also was short, shared well.
The vision obtained resources when he shared it. This is in God’s hands. But also, Nehemiah spoke up. You need both. So when we speak up, we must know God will provide if the vision is from His leading, that God will provide.
As the old saying goes, where God guides, God provides.
In addition to all of this, leaders are aware of what are crises in their time. Is it a need for a new ministry project? Is it a need for a meeting of needs locally that is an actual crisis of drugs, weather related damage, job training, so on, that gospel ministry can help reach? Is it a need for a building in a church growing that has inadequate facilities? Leaders cast vision of how what is Godly wisdom can improve the future.
Vision is a better future. What is your better future, and are you passionate about it, and is it on your heart to cast it? What would God have you to use as standards for a better future? May God bless you in His kingdom work on you personally, your family, your church, and your workplace.