Uncomfortable VisionJanuary 9, 2022 / Nehemiah 2:1-20
Successful vision will take you out of your comfort zone and require more than you are .
Nehemiah wouldn’t usually be sad in the presence of the King.
Nehemiah made a request and received significant resources.
Nehemiah only received what he asked for.
If we want to accomplish great things as a Church, we cannot be afraid to ask God for a big vision.
When the fear of failure dictates what we believe is possible, we our own potential.
When it comes to vision, failure is not the worst outcome; lacking vision is the worst outcome.
God-size vision comes from a boldness to God can do what you cannot.
Clarity to Proceed
On the third night, Nehemiah begins inspecting the gates.
Nehemiah was searching for for the mission in front of him.
He recognized he would not be able to rebuild the walls if he was unaware of the conditions of the walls.
For Lighthouse to discover God’s sized vision, we have to seek out the about who we are, how we are deficient, and how we can best impact Parker.
Personal clarity of who we are today will help us achieve who God has called us to be.
We can’t let fear of failure dictate our actions, but we also can’t do the opposite and ignore areas in our lives where we .
Clarity of our situation will help us understand how to the mission in front of us.
Invite Others In
Nehemiah 2:17 “Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.”
Nehemiah invited others to be part of the vision, not by simply asking people to rebuild the wall but by asking them to be part of a Jerusalem.
By inviting others into his vision, Nehemiah found partners to help share and fulfill his mission.
The vision God has for Lighthouse is one we share and allow God to use us to impact our community.
The best thing you can do for the personal vision God has for you is to invite others in.
Shared vision, allows you to accomplish what is to achieve on your own.