What Is Your Vision for Ministry?

Posted: December 10, 2015 in Thoughts on art ministry and life
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As we come upon a new year, it’s a great time to check yourself. Where are you headed? What do you want to accomplish? Most importantly, where is God leading? Most of this deals with vision. Scripture reminds us that without vision, the people perish and while that may sound extreme and taken a bit out of context, this much you can be sure of, without vision, a million things will take up your often very limited time, many of which will take you off task. If it’s your desire to get somewhere, it’s always a good idea to know where you’re headed.

An old philosopher once said “A journey of a thousand miles, starts with a single step.” That philosopher was at least partially wrong. A journey of a thousand miles starts by knowing where you’re headed. So how do you know where you’re headed?

1. Pray. If we’re in this with God, then it sort of makes sense that He should be consulted. Sometimes you’ll get these bolt from the blue ideas, but more than likely it will just be a gentle nudge.
2. Think about your passions and experiences. What is important to you? What makes you think, “Someone should do something about that?” What excites you? Now take those things and put them up against this question, “What can I do about it?” The place where you passion and your skill set meet, is usually the sweet spot for finding your vision.
3. Turn your vision into a mission. Once you have the goal, you’re ready to start taking those all important first steps. Feel the gentle nudge and start to move toward living the vision and fulfilling the mission.

At this point you may be feeling some pushback. “Yes, but I feel like have a million ideas every day. How do I choose?” Welcome to the world of being a creative. The thing is, once you have a vision and a mission, that becomes the filter for all your ideas. Will this idea move me closer to fulfilling my mission? Is this idea a distraction or a step? If it will move you closer, have at it. If not, write it down, put it aside and keep moving forward.

Having a clear vision, will help you eliminate distractions, stay on task and accomplish your goals.

What’s your vision? Start thinking about it, so you’re ready to launch into an amazing 2016.

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