If you work hard enough, you’ll get people to fill the chairs (at least some of them). But finding people who will step forward with a vision is an entirely different issue. These are people who stand with you through difficult times. They’ll share your vision and take bold steps to see it develop into reality.
Jesus made this happen in three steps. First, he prayed to the father, the Lord of the harvest, to send laborers into his harvest field. Second, he selected people to share his vision. Third, he authorized them to do the works required to fulfill his vision (Matthew 9:37-10:1).
They were not people who fully grasped his vision. The vision sort of “grew” on them as they lived, traveled, and worked with him. So, if you’re struggling to get people with vision, relax. Do like Jesus.
Pray, select, authorize.
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