God has given you a vision that is larger than you!

 

The key there is that it is LARGER THAN YOU AND I!

 

When something is larger it means that it is too big for one person to handle alone.  If the vision is small enough for you to handle it alone, it is not from God!

 

Every time God spoke vision it was larger than the one individual, and went beyond the one who the vision was given.  The cool part about God is that when He speaks vision it is for the ENTIRETY OF THE COMPLETED VISION, not just for the moment vision.

 

So vision must be:

 

1)    MUST BE IMPREGNATED BY GOD.

2)    MUST BE LARGER THAN YOU.

3)    MUST GO BEYOND YOUR LIFETIME.

4)    MUST HAVE HELP TO FULFILL THE VISION.

 

I can hear everyone shouting AMEN!!

 

BUT

 

Many visions remain small, not because it is God’s plan, but because the leader struggles with one of the four main components of success.

 

1)    It is not usually that God didn’t give them a vision.

2)    It is not that it is not larger than you.

3)    It is not that it could not go beyond your lifetime.

4)    It is USUALLY that leaders struggle with the HELP FACTOR!

 

The unspoken issue of INTIMIDATION!

  1. Many pastors and leaders are ok with help as long as the people are not as good as they are at the task.
  2. I have watched Pastors step on leaders who were more gifted in an area to keep them under thumb.
  3. Leaders – we must know who we are.  We must be confident is our calling.  Man did not call you, God called you to leadership.
  4. Dan. 2:20-21, He said, “Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power. 21 He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars.
  5. Intimidation is not of God.  It is fear.
  6. God is not the author of fear.  2 Tim. 1:7, For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. NLT  2 Tim 1:7 – fear – timidity – IN-TIMIDATED  1 John 4:18, Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.
  7. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE BETTER THAN YOU!
  8. BE BRAVE – BE CONFIDENT – SURROUND YOURSELF WITH STRENGTH – THEY WILL COMPLIMENT YOU AND THE VISION!

 

We offer FREE video leadership training via the Internet every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00pm, and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm weekly.  If you’re interested then send your email address and receive the link.  Send your email address to drspencer@empoweringpastors.com.  Visit us on the web at http://www.empoweringpastors.com.

 

 

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