Leading Wise: Setting Goals with Divine Guidance

When someone invests into the unique call that God has placed on your church, there’s no stopping them. They’re inspired by what the future holds.

It’s vital to the health of whatever team you are leading to clearly and consistently communicate that calling with your team. God has placed you there for a reason, and He’s placed them under your care because he wants all of you to carry out this calling together.

Proverbs 29:18 says this, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (KJV)

Many times, the word “vision” in this verse has been misinterpreted to mean “goals” or “plans.”

The word “vision” in this verse actually means “divine guidance” or “revelation.”

And without divine guidance, people will perish. As important as it may be to be on the same page with your goals and your plans, without relying on God for wisdom and guidance that only He can provide, everything will fall apart.

Matthew Henry’s Commentary says,

“How bare does a place look without Bibles and ministers! And what an easy prey is it to the enemy of souls! That gospel is an open vision, which holds forth Christ, which humbles the sinner and exalts the Saviour, which promotes holiness in the life and conversation: and these are precious truths to keep the soul alive, and prevent it from perishing.”

Without true divine guidance, we scatter. Our unity is broken.

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Anne Marie Miller
Anne Marie Miller (formerly Jackson) is a writer, speaker, and social change activist who lives in Orange County, California. She also holds the position of Storyteller at Visioneering Studios Architecture.

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