When you have a vision it can seem as vast as the horizon of a lake or an ocean. It can also seem overwhelming when you are trying to share your vision with those that are important to you. The vision can feel like a monumental force propelling you forward on some fantastic journey, however, the process of sharing those ideas with someone can be hard to do especially if the person that you’re sharing with is not able to really conceptualize the idea or even not mentally open to it.
I attended a brunch yesterday where several entrepreneurs, authors, speakers and creative people bemoaned the difficulty of how hard it is to share their vision with someone. I disclosed that I’ve faced criticism from those that are more concerned with how much money I’m going to make, or how I should be living my life. Many in the group echoed similar sentiments, especially when dealing with close family members.
One attendee suggested that sometimes people aren’t sure how to respond positively to you and that there might be a fear that you’re leaving them. Another said, “Just focus on being the person that you are to them, whether that’s son, daughter or friend.” I replied, “What great advice.” It struck me that sometimes we get caught up in the importance of our vision because it was given to us, however, no one else may see it or even feel as passionate about it as we do.
So until you’ve found the necessary support and not just a cheerleader section keep your vision between you and God. I’m not saying don’t share it just know and understand who you are talking to. Understand the dynamics of the relationship in which you are in. God has given you and only you this vision. Perhaps, you’re supposed to rely solely on him to achieve the desired outcome and give him the glory.