We must realize that vision is both personal and corporate; personal vision will always be found within a larger corporate vision. It is not God’s method to give a vision to a group. He gives the vision to an individual who shares his vision with the group and transfers it to them. The members of the group then run with the vision because they find in it a place for their own personal visions to be fulfilled.
Moses was constrained by a vision to deliver the people of Israel and lead them to the Promised Land. Joshua was motivated by a vision to possess that land. David was driven by a vision to settle God’s people. Nehemiah was possessed by a vision to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
In every case, the vision was given to an individual who was ultimately responsible for seeing it through, and the individual transferred the vision to a group.
When a person starts to sense his purpose and gift, he often interprets this as a call to autonomy and separation. However, nothing could be further from the truth. In order to accomplish a corporate purpose or make a larger vision come to pass, God brings together many people’s personal gifts and unique visions. God wants you to bring your time, energy, resources, and creative power to be part of a larger vision to which your vision is connected.
Father, Your Word says that believers are the body of Christ. We are many members, each with different purposes and gifts. Help us to appreciate one another and the unique visions You have given us,
so that we will function as a whole body. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: In order to accomplish a larger vision, God brings together many people’s gifts and unique visions.
Reading: Psalm 87–88; Romans 13
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)