I (Mike) love the words attributed to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to gather wood,, divide the work, and give orders. Instead teach them to yearn for the vast endless see."
The power of casting a vision is amazing. Once we are given eyes to see, our motivation goes to another level.
In His final gathering with His disciples, Jesus cast a vision of the open seas of ministry possibility. He said, "... you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) In His final hours He burnt a compelling vision into their hearts. "Go and make disciples of all nations ... and surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
(Matthew 28:19-20) From that time on the disciples were drawn to the thousands and the many nations they were to reach, serve and disciple.
When God reveals His purpose for our lives, there is a push effect (the concern He places in us for ...) and a pull effect (a glimpse by faith of the way things can be, will be; a vision of what He is calling us to).
Remember "For with God nothing will be impossible.” (Luke 1:37 NKJV)
Mike and Daphne