Have you ever thought about the view that David must of had as he looks up and sees Goliath towering over him? You know there has to be a moment when he thinks, “What have I done?” I think everyone in ministry has this thought ever now and again. “What have I done? Maybe I’ve bitten off more than I can chew this time.” The view from ground level is always the wrong perspective to take, but isn’t it the view most seen.
This weekend I was speaking at a tools conference in West Tennessee. We were discussing writing a vision and we touched on what my vision for the youth in Bristol looked like. Sometimes when I share my vision, I tend to take the small view approach. I have opposition towering over me and I have the thought, “What am I doing?” Sometimes even having the feeling that this just might be too big for me. But if vision is truly God given then we can’t worry about how big it is and how difficult it is to achieve.
David was the only person in Israel that looked at Goliath and saw the big vision instead of the small view. I don’t think that David was so focused on seeing the big vision that he didn’t realize how small he was compared to Goliath. What he saw when he saw his small stature, was the need for God to come through. This is precisely what we should do as leaders. We see the big vision, we notice the small view, and we expect God to take care of the in-between. Even when we don’t understand how God is going to move our ministry from the place it is to the place we need to be. We have to believe, “The Lord who saved me from the lion and a bear will save me now.”
If there is something that God has promised you or there is a vision that seems unattainable know that God will get from the place you are to the place you need to be. It doesn’t mean you don’t handle your part. You sling the stone and let God kill your giant. Don’t worry about your small view but let God take care of your big vision.