What Is A God-inspired Vision? – part 14
When it comes to fulfilling a God-inspired vision, position is optional, but influence is essential. In the story of Nehemiah, what gave him such great influence over people was his moral authority. Moral authority is the relationship other people see between what you say and what you do, between what you claim to be and what you actually are.
How do you make the hard choices and stay true to the vision?
A God-inspired vision must maintain moral authority at all costs.
You must be willing to do the right thing, even it if jeopardizes the vision – but here’s the key: Just as God intervened on behalf of Abraham, if the vision is truly God-inspired, He will intervene for you as well. God will never lead you to embrace a vision that would force you to do something that He forbids. Developing moral authority requires three things: Character (to do what’s right); Sacrifice (giving beyond what’s comfortable); and Time (for people to see consistency between what you say and what you do.)
“May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to You, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
The Point Is: If you lose your integrity, you will lose your vision.
Prayer: “Thank you, Lord, for the vision You’ve given me, and the strength to see it through.”
Next time: How do you deal with the distractions that will come your way?