Isaiah 49:1 “Listen, O coastlands, to Me, And take heed, you peoples from afar! The LORD has called Me from the womb; From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.
There are times when I come with a business idea and my wife don’t understand it or see how we are going to implement it and similarly, there are those that she come with that I struggle to see beyond implementation. What one need to understand is that the vision is shown to one person and the other’s role is to support to see it through. Daniel 10:7 And I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, for the men who were with me did not see the vision; but a great terror fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves. There are couple of scriptures of men and women of God that we can learn from.
When the Lord appeared to Paul, only him alone idetified the voice and those with him heard it but did not recognize it. Acts 26:16 But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.
Once you hear or see the vision sometimes you need to close your ears because people can confuse. John 12:29 Therefore the people who stood by and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to Him.”
There are a lot of ministries that the man or woman of God is controlled by a committee of some sot but who saw the vision, who heard the voice? What happens when the committee disagree? Man will rather disappoint God than man. I’m not the one to judge but from the few scriptures here, as one who is called by God, you should be careful when you decide to have committees because they will disagree with your vision at some point.
Exodus 3:2 And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.
Genesis 17:15-16 God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.”
Be like Joshua. Though put in the pit, he focused on the vision God showed him.
Romans 9:10-12 This son was our ancestor Isaac. When he married Rebekah, she gave birth to twins. But before they were born, before they had done anything good or bad, she received a message from God. (This message shows that God chooses people according to his own purposes; he calls people, but not according to their good or bad works.) She was told, “Your older son will serve your younger son.”
Romans 1:28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.
A lot of us are so comfortable working that we don’t want to quit to start what is ours. We are happy to work another’s vision. We are just like the Israelites who cried for something that belonged to the Egyptians. Numbers 11:4-5 The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic.
God want to give you something that belongs to you. Moses wished that we can all be prophet so we can see what God has in store for us. Numbers 13:1-2 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.”
Galatians 5:10 I am trusting the Lord to keep you from believing false teachings. God will judge that person, whoever he is, who has been confusing you.
Luke 13:2-5 “Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than all the other people from Galilee?” Jesus asked. “Is that why they suffered? Not at all! And you will perish, too, unless you repent of your sins and turn to God. And what about the eighteen people who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them? Were they the worst sinners in Jerusalem? No, and I tell you again that unless you repent, you will perish, too.”