Without vision, people perish (Proverbs 29:18). On the other hand, where there is vision, people thrive.
Will Mancini describes the importance of vision well in his book God Dreams. “Clarity isn’t everything, but it changes everything…A clear vision…:
- Creates energy on a team.
- Provides hope in difficult times.
- Pushes us to be our best.
- Deepens our dependence on God.
- Reminds us of the payoff of hard work.
- Defines the significance of our lives.
- Gives meaning to the mundane.
- Fuels progress towards our goals.
Despite how impactful a clear vision is, most individuals and churches don’t invest the time to create a clear picture of where they believe God is leading them. Without a defined preferred future, people lose hope, meaning, and understanding.
One of the most important traits of a great leader is the ability to help others see a clear vision of the future, not just for the organization, but for themselves. Very few people both know how they are uniquely designed and have a clear picture of the unique destiny that God desires for them. By helping team members articulate their personal vision, they gain catalytic clarity that unleashes their God-given potential.
Here are five questions I ask my team to help them clarify and articulate their vision:(more…)