Leader, when you get discouraged, look toward the future (Zech 14).
Look around to see others who may be discouraged. Help them get a vision of the future also.
Do you have a vision? How did you arrive at the vision? Notice the development of a vision in Matthew 9:35-38:
- See a need: “He saw” (Mat 9:36)
- Develop a burden: “moved with compassion” (Mat 9:36)
- Recognize the cause: “laborers are few” (Mat 9:37)
- Make a call to action: “therefore pray” (Mat 9:38)
To be a relevant leader, you must identify and meet real needs. Be observant. Let God give you a burden. Then seek His direction for a vision.