Remember the first principle, that is maintaining a clear and open relationship with our God and Source is our first priority. He is the author of our lives and the initiator of our visions. We must endeavor to maintain a vital connection with Him at all times. Here is what God's Constitution has to say in the book of John: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men."
Jesus is our life source: "For in Him we live and move and have our being..." Also, I would like to state that the pursuit of our vision should not cause us to overlook our families. Our relationship with our families should always remain intact. The Apostle Paul, who was a representative and an ambassador for the Kingdom, stated it like this: "But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever." Because leadership demands the giving of oneself to others, no leaders' time is fully his own. His gifts, talents and experience are employed in service to others. By the way, Dr. Munroe was one of those few individuals that knows that.
Leaders belong to their generations and not to themselves. This has a direct effect on their families, close friends and others dear to them. Jesus found Himself in this situation at the age of twelve when, after staying behind in Jerusalem to speak with the teachers in the temple, He had to state to His parents: "...Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?" Yet, He always respected Mary and Joseph. Your family's needs are not neglected by the needs of your vision. As you seek God, and make plans for carrying out your vision, make sure you have not neglected your most important responsibility next to the Lord God. The leader must be careful to strike a balance between serving people and meeting his family responsibilities and other obligations. By the way, my lovely wife is only second to the King. If she isn't, believe me, there is a problem. Say Amen!
John 1:1-4 I Timothy 5:8 I Corinthians 7:15