Have you ever shared your vision with someone and two minutes into the convo, they get that glossed over look in their eyes as if “I’m listening, but I got off at the last bus stop”? Then they respond with a ‘that’s great’ and then ask if you watched the latest game. lol. We can only seize what we can see. So it’s ok if you’re the only one that can see it at this juncture. I’m sure Noah had a few raised eyebrows and some forced complementary smiles while he built what God had instructed him to do. But when the time came, it all made sense. I’m sure the locals wished they had bought in.
I’m so thankful that when God gives us an assignment that He is long-suffering and takes into consideration the time it takes us to process and react. I was prompted last year to study the life of Ezekiel and now that I am, I am so intrigued with his ability to articulate vision. John Maxwell says it best. He as a leader was able to: See it clearly, show it creatively and say it constantly. Don’t get in the trap of having your head in the clouds dreaming. Eventually, what’s in your head has to reach your hands. Don’t get caught dreaming and not doing. We know that faith without works is DEAD. (James 2:26)