A vision that originates from heaven can be confusing and overwhelming, and that’s OK. Sometimes we confuse having a vision for setting an ambitious target, but really, it is not the same thing. When you can successfully outline how the vision will play out from the beginning, it is probably not going to be a game-changer. If you can plan out and execute the entire process from start to finish, what would you need faith in God for? Your vision should not make sense and should require a leap of faith to get started.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV
A watchman should be possessed by some incredible vision that will usher us collectively into our brighter future. Anything less than that would not achieve the desired result. When we say we are managing and governing the world as faithful stewards of the Almighty God, it really begins with aligning our thoughts and motives with that which originates from above. When we understand that a vision in its true sense refers to God’s redemptive plan for a people, we see clearly that by definition it would be overwhelming and even seem nonsensical to an individual, and that’s fine.
People perish where there is no vision, as there would be no central purpose to rally around. When a vision drives us, everyone wins and even though there might be some central characters associated with the execution of a vision, one sees clearly that it would be hard to give a single person the entire glory. A proper vision should not be “yours”, it should originate from above and paint a brighter future for a defined set of people. It should shake you to your core and require you to learn to love, trust and have faith in God and others to play their own role.
Your vision should not make sense because it’s not yours. You’re just the herald, sent here to describe what a better future could look like and inspire us all to find our role within it.