Why We Cast a Vision Bigger Than Ourselves

People want to be part of something big.

You will find a number of books to explain the what and how of casting vision. Most of these resources are crafted to help you become a great leader and vision-caster to lead a group of people to accomplish the goal you place before them. In some ways this can be helpful, but it can have drawbacks as well.

One of the questions that largely goes unanswered is “why?”

Why do you want people to go there? Is it based upon your plans and dreams? Is it patterned after someone else’s plan that was deemed a “success”? What is the underlying motivation for the vision?

It can be easy to get caught up in strategy without first laying the foundation.

When we think about ministry to our families, we want to lead them in a vision that’s bigger than us. But it doesn’t have to be something we’ve crafted or designed for great success. It isn’t something we do just because someone else has done it.

As children of the Living God, we are already part of something bigger than ourselves. {click to tweet}

God has a vision and plan for redeeming a lost world, and He has called upon us to proclaim and demonstrate His good kingdom plan in every aspect of our lives.

David saw this clearly in Psalm 71:15-18.

My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone. O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.

He saw God’s vision for salvation and the great works that God had already done. David didn’t consult several books on vision-crafting. He simply joined the vision his King has already cast.

David also saw his part in passing on the vision. From his earliest memory until his dying day, he wanted to remember and proclaim God’s great vision for the world – “to all those to come.” David believed that God’s vision was bigger than his lifetime, and he desired to live faithfully to connect the next generation to the larger-than-life vision and plan of the King.

As a husband, I want to live faithfully according to God’s great vision and plan for redemption and bringing hope to a lost and dying world. In everything I say and do with my wife, I desire to be a living reminder of God’s goodness and a reflection of His heart. Why? So she may always see that God’s vision is good and His glory may be proclaimed from one generation to another.

As a father, I want to live faithfully according to God’s great vision and plan for redemption and bringing hope to a lost and dying world. In everything I say and do with my children, I desire to be a living reminder of God’s goodness and a reflection of His heart. Why? So they may always see that God’s vision is good and His glory may be proclaimed from one generation to another.

One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. (Psalm 145:4-7, ESV)

God has a vision and plan for redeeming a lost world, and He has called upon us to proclaim and demonstrate His good kingdom plan in every aspect of our lives. In casting a big vision for our families, may the light always be focused on the glory of God and the limitless goodness of His plan of hope and redemption for the world. Then, may all our planning flow from this firm foundation.

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