Vision. It's a word we leaders love. We lap it up. It's our crack. We love the Bible, but we want God to come to us with a special visitation with a specific word for us. Right?
I don't know. When I look at the Bible, it seems those special vision moments are always kinda scary. Think about it. Isaiah got a coal dumped in his mouth. Mary found out she was pregnant...by God...try explaining that one. John saw the four horsemen of the apocalypse. Ananias was directed to heal a murderer. Um, I think I'll pass.
Now granted, there are some good visions. Like the time Peter's diet was expanded to include BBQ. That's a good day. In general, however, when God comes with a special word to us, it's usually one that we aren't quite excited to hear. But it's also one that has the potential to change the course of our lives and the course of history if we dare to obey.