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Running With the Vision

One of the things I have learned in my almost 10 years as serving as a steward and assistant in ministry is this… At the time the leader is casting the vision, your heart has to be willing to receive it. Once you do, you can conceive it for yourself. You become a surrogate of that vision. Now, as it is developing within you… It’s your responsibility to speak life into it, prepare for its birth by setting up systems and processes so it can be successful once presented to the world.

And even after it has begun to take its first steps and strides…. It’s still your job to continue to watch out for it, pray over it, and make the necessary adjustments so that it flourishes.

Though the vision is not your baby, you have played an important role in its development. Its parents (the leader and God) have honored you with the responsibility of its stewardship. #LOVEFORWARD

© 2014, Lela Jefferson Fagan. All rights reserved.

Lela Jefferson Fagan is the author of the book “Poetry of a Black Girl: The Darkness and the Light” and lead blogger at “Memoirs of a Black Girl”. Lela is an avid reader “A Real Bookworm” of all things in print. She finds joy in sharing socially and blogging about topics that matter the most to her. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Lela now lives in Houston, TX with her husband Oji, an educator and Football Coach. @LelaJFagan - See more at:

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