I am amazed in business how people with vision are judged. Big or small, young or old, anyone who sets out with a vision is judged by friends and enemies alike. Christians are no better – we may coat the language in “loving” terms and mention discernment and wisdom but ultimately we are judging and declaring failure over others.
Why? Jealousy, anger, bitterness are definitely major roles. Feeling left out of the call may be a part. Not grasping the vision can lead to it as well.
How many times have you heard, “He will never make it. He doesn’t have what it takes” or “He has no training” or “She is too young and flighty” or “They will never keep that together since dad left”. Sometimes we are right with our judgment but does that make it right to judge in the first place? Why is it our concern? Why don’t we wish them the best instead of tearing them down?
It is tough to make it in business. Most of us work hard to just get by each day. Few of us become wealthy tycoons.
We all have callings. We all have failures and short comings. Let’s not make another one by casting doubt and failure on a brother or sister.
Genesis 37:19 “Here comes that dreamer!” they said to each other. 20 “Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.”