Visionaries are people who see the big picture and are not afraid of change. They don't hold back, refusing to leave their comfort zones.
Those who have the "show me" mentality move only if they see proof that the change is good. They embrace the vision if they see evidence and proof that it is the right direction. Then there are those who refuse to change or adapt at all.
Visionaries are people who see the big picture and are not afraid of change.
The Israelites arrived at the edge of the land the Lord had promised to them after a long journey from Egypt. The journey was a process of learning lessons of obedience and faith. Now they were ready to enter the land.
"The Lord said to Moses, 'Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. From each ancestral tribe send one of its leaders'" (Numbers 13:1-2).
The mission was simple: "See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many" (v. 18). After forty days of looking around, the twelve men returned and reported incredible prosperity and fertile land.
However, ten of them gave a bad report because of the fortified cities. Only two, Joshua and Caleb, had a different opinion. What seems impossible to us is possible to God—no matter how daunting. Do you fall into the "show me" category, like the majority of Moses' scouts? Do you want complete proof of success before you will participate in change? It is better to be like Joshua and Caleb—visionaries who could see that with God on their side they could not fail.
Prayer: Lord, help me to live confidently in You. May I follow You even when trials come, remembering that You are sovereign and that You love me. May my trust in You and Your unchanging faithfulness to me bring You glory. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us" (Numbers 14:8).
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