Vision is everything for a leader. Without it, he or she is lost in a field of possibilities and dead-ends. Vision will guide the leader and those who follow.
But leaders need more than vision. They also need insight. There is a very important difference between them. The vision of a will describe what is on the horizon. But insight from a leader will show us what is just ahead. Vision is about describing tomorrow; insight is about getting there.
Over many years of conversations, planning, prayer, and experiences, I can help leaders describe the Vision that they carry within them. But I have always been eager to help them also see how to get there. Vision without insight is just a dream; it is just a wish. But when a leader has both vision for what is ahead and the insight to see how to get there, amazing things begin to happen.
Since my hope and goal is to help leaders do their work, a lot of my time is spent in conversation and listening to leaders. I try to hear them…to find their heartbeat for the Gospel and their vision for ministry. And as they describe their calling, their challenges, and their understandings, insight come to them. I ask questions…they give answers…and it seems that the Lord provides insights. It is a wonderful thing.
Most every leader needs a strong friend and a good coach who will listen, love and encourage…and gently nudge and even firmly push!
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17 ESV)