A Google image search for optical illusions displays a number interesting images that at first glance show a certain image, but a closer look reveals something completely different. Minutes turn into hours quickly with the fascination of one picture after another that stretches our imagination.
While the idea behind these images lends to several directions regarding leadership, one primary thought comes to mind: vision.
When we look at the world around us, what do we see?
When we look at our friends, what do we see?
When we look at our families, what do we see?
When we look at the church, what do we see?
When we look at ourselves, what do we see?
Our vision strongly affects the way we see others and ourselves. Depending on the existence of an optical illusion that may or may not be present, our vision is foundational to the understanding of and approach to the urgency placed before us.
At first glance, we may see one thing, but a closer look reveals the image of God uniquely created in each person. Think Souls!