Don’t Squander the Vision

blueprintBill Hybels on God-given visions.

Some of the most exciting visions that God ever offered to humans have languished, whithered and died. Why? Because some leader somewhere saw it and felt it but did not have the guts to own it or act on it…

Visions are priceless. They are holy entrustments from God that must be taken seriously. To squander a vision is an unthinkable sin…

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Bill Hybels on Leadership

What flourishing churches have in common is that they are led by people who possess and deploy the spiritual gift of leadership. Whenever and wherever I have found a high-impact, Acts 2, prevailing church, I have also discovered a little band of brothers and sisters who were humbly and prayerfully providing the vision, the strategy, and the inspiration that enabled an entire congregation to bear fruit abundantly.

Please understand, it’s not that I believe the gift of leadership is more important than other gifts. It’s simply that people with the gift of leadership are uniquely equipped to come up with strategies and structures that provide opportunities for other people to use their gifts most effectively. Leaders see the big picture and understand how to help others find their place of service within that picture…

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