I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days last week with a group of church planters from across the country. While we were kicking around some conversation about vision, one of the guys said, “the problems arise when you run out of ideas before you run out of money.” 

The point of this story was that we, as leaders, always need to carry the vision. And we need to be getting that fresh vision from God on a regular basis. One of my mentors always pounded this into me: resources follow vision. It’s never the other way around. Get a big dream from God and watch him provide.

When we run out of ideas before we run out of money, we get bored. We spend wastefully trying to manipulate momentum by purchasing the next great “thing” that lacks any value because there’s no conviction attached to it.

Let’s get a vision from God. And then let’s watch him provide for his plans.