“The greatest Gift given to mankind is the gift of Vision not sight. How do you know that the vision you have for your life is from God?
How do you know that the vision you have for your life is from God? How do you distinguish between personal ambition and divine vision?
The answer to those questions is simple: if your vision improves only your life, focuses only on your needs, and fulfills only your private dreams, it is not a divine vision. Any true vision, motivated by the Creator, will improve the lives of those around you. Servant leadership is about the others. It is not about us. Servant leadership is becoming yourself for the advantage of others. True vision will always benefit and improve others, never harm or destroy them. True vision does not exist to benefit the visionary, as the car does not exist to get itself around. Your vision might be to have a big house, but that is not a vision from God— unless He wants you to have it so you can fill it up with children orphaned by AIDS or the homeless. If your vision is to have a big car, that is not a vision from God— unless He wants you to have it to transport the needy, the infirmed, and the elderly to get medical help. Your desire for the big house or the big car is ambition, not vision. A truly authentic vision will always serve humanity to make it better. It will always advance humanity, develop people, benefit people. If so, it is probably a vision from God.
Selling drugs is not a vision from God. Stealing property is not a vision from God. A vision from God will always benefit other people.
A woman told me not long ago, My passion is to become a model. I asked, “OK, why? When she could not answer, I said, “Then, that is not God’s call for your life. If you can’t tell me how it’s going to benefit humanity, you had better go check God again. Vision flows from your purpose. Purpose is why you were born. Vision comes when you see your purpose. When you can feel your purpose, you can see your vision.
For example, you may have a passion that comes from your desire to help children. You just love children. It makes you angry to see them hurting. That is a sign: whatever makes you angry probably is tied to your purpose. “Whenever you say, Someone has to fix that . . . someone should do something about that,” God is revealing your purpose. You are that someone. You feel this thing for kids. You cannot figure out what it is. You do not know why, but you just hate to see kids who are abused, wayward, and lost. It really eats you up. The person next to you is not moved by it, but seeing children suffer can make you cry. You do not even know the children. When you see visions of how you can make changes, when you begin to see pictures in your mind of what you can do about it, you are moving into vision. Having a wider field of vision in your area of gifting than others do is part of your gift as a leader. “When you serve your vision to others, they benefit. You were born with a vision, and your passion in life is to bring that vision out for the benefit of humanity. When you become a passionate visionary for the benefit of others, you are a leader.
In matters pertaining to your area of gifting, I will follow you because you have shown me a picture of the world, as you see it. It is a vision worthy of my cooperation with you. You have made me see the value of working with you or through you to fulfill this picture you painted. I can see where you are taking me.
vision, purpose, destiny,