Leadership in Context Episode 73 Show Notes
Leadership in Context with Keith Tucci
Last week, we talked about God superseding us and implanting vision within our spirit—supernatural in its nature.
Vision is divine revelation, divine direction. When you have vision, you have a conviction of what you must do. A mark of someone with vision is that they will do self-sacrificing things because there is a conviction to see the vision come to pass. It is not just a preferred future; it’s a necessary future.
Scripture references vision 77 times, yet only in two of those times do we see vision referenced with a practical element.
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law.
The King James Version says, “…the people perish…” To understand this passage, we need to not just understand the Hebrew translation of the word vision, but how that word was used in its day and time.
Perish or unrestrained, in this passage, is a reference to the domestication of a horse. The picture painted is that if in the training of that horse, the horse does not understand what is happening and why it is being trained, it will become wild and unrestrained.
When leading people, if they do not understand the purpose, the vision of what the training is about, they will kick against it. To the degree that they “injure” themselves by resisting because they do not understand the vision, they will perish. They will hurt themselves unto “death.” They will be unrestrained, wild. They will have much energy and ability, but it will never be able to be bridled, to be put to use.
Then the Lord answered me and said, “Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it may run.”
When someone gets clear vision from God, that doesn’t mean they have clear application. There is a process, and that is what the Lord is speaking to here. Write down the vision. Look at it until it becomes clear and it gets buried in you.
There are two applications here:
You read the vision and run with it.
The vision is so clear that as you are running, it is like a billboard before you that helps you keep running after the vision.
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay.”
This teaches us that vision is a process. When we get a vision for something, it usually does not come to pass right away. In fact, that is why you need vision. You don’t need vision if it’s easy, clear, obvious. You need vision when there are obstacles, static, demonic interference.
Practical elements of vision:
Receive vision supernaturally.
Solidify it down in your spirit.
Articulate it in a short amount of words.
Post it in a clear way so those who see it know what to do with it.
When the Bible speaks of vision, it is God giving you a divine plan and Him working out that plan through you. Let’s let God use us for the things that He has intended us for.
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