An essential part of the journey of a disciple and a leader is the point at which they realize the vision God has called them to is impossible, it can’t be done. Unless we allow ourselves to go through that period of disillusionment any project we develop or community we lead will be built on optimism and charisma.
“Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” John 12:24
Jesus’ words were pointing to his own death and resurrection, but they also reveal to us the pattern we should expect in following the vision God has given us. As the missionary Hudson Taylor is reported to have said:
“There are three stages to every great work of God; first it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.”*
These moments of…
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