Most leaders start off as visionaries but wind up as managers. Or worse, as drop-outs.
I realize that’s a sweeping statement. And maybe one made to catch your attention. But I believe there is truth in it.
As a young man, I had an enormous vision for God. It propelled me to do all sorts of things that were way beyond my comfort zone and my ability. Some of those things were more successful than others, but at least I got out of the boat and headed out onto the water.
And then the waves hit, just like they did with Peter. We criticize Peter for getting his eyes off the Lord and beginning to sink, but at least he got out of the boat! The others sat in their seats and watched.