It is important to recognise that we do not always need to start new organizations from scratch in order to fulfill our life’s mission and make a meaningful impact. You are better off finding a place with the kind of leadership and mission that you are interested in. The most practical way to start your mission is to look into a career in that field. You will gradually develop the leadership skills and mission-sense to champion new missions in that space. Remember the words of Christ, “And if you have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?” (Luke 16:12)
There are often companies and institutions whose values are very similar to our own. In your career, look for these opportunities. Working within such organizations allows you to magnify your impact and use their existing resources for good. A successful corporate career can be a powerful tool for achieving your goals. Consider how you can use your skills and expertise to make a difference in your organization. And your company will be in a better position to make a difference in the world. If you can’t imagine working for someone else to achieve God’s purpose, there’s something wrong with your soul.
There is a long list of people who did God’s will in their generation without establishing a new organization. When you are more concerned with doing your own thing and making a name for yourself than with finding the best way to effect change, you have succumbed to pride. What you truly require is a visionary leader who empowers and mentors you to do your best work. Every day, ask yourself, “Are we working on something that matters to the world in this place?” and “Does this organization empower me to do my best?” You can make a lasting impact without necessarily starting a new organization.