The Courage to Pursue a Vision

“Send it to some other idiot.”

What is a vision? It is picture of the future that creates passion in people. It helps people to own this truth: “We cannot stay HERE; we must go THERE.”

God sends visions to people, but all too often they get ignored. Why? Because the cost is too high. Because of great risk. Too many great visions suffer a fear-induced abortion.

A vision from God… is a holy commodity. It will test the mettle of a leader. It ¬†will require bravery and old-fashioned courage, choosing to step out in faith even as you’re vibrating with fear.

What would you drop everything for if you knew it would succeed?

Adapted from “The Courage That Leadership Requires” by Bill Hybels at the Global Leadership Summit 2013. Part 2.

3 Comments

  1. March 4, 2014
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    I knew this fear too at the end of 2009, when I was given a certain ‘prediction’ of the earthquake in ChCh when discussing reason for not relocating there for my job. At first I felt the timeframe was 2 years but then I felt moved to say it would happen within one year. My team leader was taken aback so I told her to take measures to safegaurd the house. As it turned out both (loose) timeframes were right (Sept 2010 and Feb 2011). I felt compelled to tell a number of colleagues and family in ChCh about my premonition. Unfortunately I didn’t have the courage to go further even though my conviction remained for many months at the time.
    If my relationship with Jesus and my church had been stronger (my apostacy) then I could have done more which was a source of great guilt after the February 2011 earthquake and deaths.

    • tommo
      March 6, 2014
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      I must have taken a lot of courage to share the prediction with your colleagues at all. Be encouraged by Philippians 3:13-15. I find it a very focusing passage. Thanks for sharing Daniel. t

  2. Paul Kauri
    March 5, 2014
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    Nice. Short, concise & straight to the point. Nice Tom

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