God’s answer to aimlessness is vision. Vision is a sense of enlightened direction from God. It is a crystal-clear picture of a preferred future. It is what God is empowering you to bring about in a particular area of life.
It can become easy to become discouraged, to wallow in self-pity, and even give in to self-hate if we’re always meditating on where we aren’t, who we’re not, and what we haven’t accomplished compared to those who appear to have their acts together. When negative self-talk comes seeping into our brains about ourselves, it’s time to course-correct our thought-life.
God will sometimes close doors to get us to work on what we NEED to grow in – not just what we WANT to grow in. It’s called GROWING UP. This is hard for leaders because they naturally have a passion to take ground toward some vision. Even so, we can become so focused on our FAVORITE goals that we can’t see other opportunities to grow right in front of us.