“There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment for which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission – a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he finds greatness. It is his finest hour.” Sir Winston Churchill
One of the most essential and valuable qualities of a leader is vision. When a person is following a visionary the mission is always urgent and the tasks are always grand. This is why God gives us leaders. God gives us kingdom leaders to stretch our faith and to help us discover our highest potential in Christ.
The vision of your leader is your own personal and spiritual call. It is a call for you to rise higher, do more, and be better. The vision of a leader is not just an event or a program. The vision is an opportunity for you to connect to divine purpose. It is a chance for you to put the plans of God ahead of your own. You know – kingdom first!
The vision is what God has shown your leader. The vision communicated by the servant of the Lord is necessary for destiny. “Where there is no prophetic revelation the people cast off restraint…” (Proverbs 29:18 NIV). Prophetic revelation keeps God’s people from living without divine direction. Vision will give you fortitude and focus. Vision will keep you moving ahead even when all seems lost.
The vision of your leader helps bring you to your moment. God gives anointed leaders visions in order to direct us into our destinies. What the leader sees in the future is a picture of your potential realized. This is the one picture most people have the hardest time seeing of themselves. Not your leader! That is the first and foremost thing they see.
There is an even bigger picture. There are are billions of souls tonight who will lay down with no knowledge of Jesus and what He has done to redeem them from every curse. There are literal nations held hostage by demon powers that demand worship. Idolatry and war is rampant throughout the world. The absence of a Christ – vision is destroying souls. The vision of godly leaders calls us to go to the world to preach Christ and demonstrate His power.
Once the vision is spoken there must be a response to the revelation. What will you do when the leader announces the vision? What will be your corresponding action to a heavenly vision. Paul says, “I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision” (Acts 26:19). This must be your testimony and mine.