The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that entropy within a closed system will always increase over time. Or, put more simply, energy always runs out, but never gets automatically put back.
Vision is the same way.
When we start, we usually start with vision. Motivated by a clear picture of the future and all the energy that goes along with it, we jump in with both feet. A few weeks in, we’re not quite as passionate as we were when we started, but we’re hanging in there. But years later? Vision entropy. The thing we’re doing doesn’t much resemble the vision we began with. Our souls have leaked the vision. Our spirits, like sieves, can’t hold the momentum. Eventually, the Second Law of Thermodynamics claims another victim. Entropy has won.
The closed system of our lives simply cannot maintain the same level of passion, drive, love, hope, and work forever. We leak, dry up, and run out. But here’s the catch:
You and I were never meant to be closed systems.
I don’t know how to stop vision entropy, but I do know where to get more vision than I leak. That is the key. In order for our lives to radiate with more and more vision and passion, we’ve got to get it from somewhere (or someone) else. This is the greatness of Christian leadership — we have an unending, unyielding source of vision, energy, and passion for all our calling. Leader, you don’t have to gin up your own momentum today. You and I can simply wait, ask, and trust that the same Spirit that hovered over the void and made the universe, the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, now lives in you.
Will you leak vision? Yes. So ask for more.0