People of vision have found that the minute they decide to fulfill their dreams, all their enemies seem to wake up. Again, as long as you’re not doing anything about your vision, no one will bother you. If you start to move toward your vision, however, opposition arises.
Suppose you have been a secretary for twenty years, and everybody thinks you’re content in your job. One day you decide, “I’m going back to school.” When your friends ask you why, you say, “I’m going to get a master’s degree in computer science because I want to head a computer company someday.” Suddenly, your friends seem to become your enemies. They ask, “Do you know how old you are?” or “Who do you think will become your clients?” By the time they finish, you feel like staying a secretary.
Sad to say, sometimes those who are the most detrimental to the fulfillment of our visions are members of our own families. Some family members may be extremely supportive, but others may not be. The potential for negative influences from family members in regard to vision is probably the reason why the Lord told Abraham, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you” (Genesis 12:1). Your passion for your vision must be more powerful than the opposition of those around you. You must be clear about what you’re going to do and persevere in doing it.
IT IS WELL