Prod, don’t swaySep 5th, 2011 | By Justin Long | | Print This Post |
Mobilizers get passionate about the things they have a vision for. Unfortunately when we are passionate about our vision, we may not be passionate about the God-given vision someone else has.
Mobilization for missions must be about prodding people toward the voice of God and the leading of the Spirit in their lives—not about swaying them toward our vision.
We must trust that the God who has given us a vision has given the same vision to others, and that He will bring us to them.
In the meantime, let’s lovingly encourage people on in the vision God has given them—even if that vision is not ours.
Offer to connect them with others you’ve met.
Offer to share resources.
Because somewhere down the road, it’s possible that their vision and yours may mesh in some way. It’s better to have friends than rivals.