Vision will always be something beyond your current grasp, out of sight, around the corner, or over the next hill.
God’s empowering vision for congregations always exists in the realm of the unseen. Congregations never arrive at the end of God’s empowering vision for them. They are always running the race in the spirit of Philippians 3:12-16.
There is also a spiritual Catch-22. Whenever you think you are getting close to fulfilling God’s empowering vision for your congregation, there is always another vision beyond your current reach to which God is calling you. In the spirit of Catch-22, vision fulfillment is a continual spiritual challenge. The closer you get the farther up and farther in is the destination. Vision fulfillment keeps moving forward and staying just out of sight.
By the way, for those who do not know, Catch-22 is the title of a 1961 novel by Joseph Heller you might want to add to your reading list of classics.
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