''Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are... for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever... And I will make your descendants as the dust of the earth; so that is a man could number the dust of the earth, then your descendants also could be numbered..''
The vision given to a man named Abram by God (Gen 13:14-17). And what a vision; your descendant will be as the dust of the earth. How can you count the dust of the earth - uncountable! This is a vision to a man over eighty years of age without a child; his wife has long past menopause. How would this be possible?
In leadership, we know how important vision is, in fact we are told by many leadership gurus to 'have a vision'. What is vision anyway? From the statement above, my simple definition is that vision is seeing the future; of something, someone or a place.
The process of visioning as we been thought by management and leadership gurus is that you have a dream, or you put together a group of people to craft the vision and pronto you have a vision ''A world without poverty'' is the vision of an International NGO. But where does this vision come from?
Many successful people would tell you they had a dream, they had a burning desire, they were driven by this passion inside them; all of which is wonderful. Man has been given the ability to dream and many have made their dreams become a reality.
Yet, no man-made vision can ever be as wonderful as a God inspired vision; this is always so big and seems so impossible that when it does come to be, people would know this is more than the effort of any man.
Leaders who desire to stand above the crowd in all areas of life must crave for a God given vision not only for their lives, but for any organisation that they lead. The process is very simple; ask God.
''I always prayed that God would give me the wisdom and the vision to do the things on this earth that I was supposed to do to express His life and love and His will'' - Billy Ray Cyrus