There will always be people who are visionaries—individuals gifted with vision, hope, and most of all, a plan. Proportionately, however, the supply of those willing to see futuristically seems less; factor in steel-like courage for times like these or single-minded confidence in orchestration from the Almighty, and the gap widens even further.
It is why we are now seeing an uncovering of hidden ones. Those who should have taken the day didn’t, and individuals who no one ever considered, have! These hidden ones made the most of their preparation; their single-minded confidence in divine leading has prepared them. They are the ones God taps when He unexpectedly shows up!
Prophetic and visionary leadership doesn’t occur in the back of the room or on the periphery of the crowd; rather, it takes place out in front where every individual may benefit from the leader who envisions today before today and allows a tomorrow of our collective spiritual and moral genius.
To build prophetically this way, we need gutsy, God-sent, God-inspired leaders who are humbled by the opportunity. We need added strength for those leaders who have and are now holding the line; and we need the entire body of God’s people to step up en masse as the people we must be for these times—visionaries with sufficient personal chutzpah to offer hope to the world.
Amen, so be it!