What If Your Plans to Move Forward Are Actually Holding You Back?

Most of us have a vision for our lives — for our family. We have plans to move everybody forward toward the outcomes we so desperately desire.

We know what we want our children and grandchildren to be like, how we desire our career to unfold, or our hopes for our marriage relationship to feel. 

What if I told you your plans to move forward are actually holding you back?

God’s Visionary Hopes

God said to His people in Isaiah 48:11:

I will not let my reputation be tarnished,
and I will not share my glory with idols!

God with not share the glory of our successes alongside our own scheming.

God will not share the glory of our salvation alongside all of our striving.

Does this mean we rest in the Elysian laurels while a mountain of vision beckons? Certainly not! It does mean however, we must be sure we are climbing the mountain of God. Otherwise all of that difficult trekking only causes us to arrive at a lesser vision than the one God intended to give us.

What Derails Us?

So why do we get derailed from God’s vision for our lives? Oftentimes, we choose our own path. We insist our own scheming and striving must be part of the equation. We seek equipment over the Equipper. We seek encouragement over conviction. We won’t sit still long enough gaining direction
to ensure we are climbing the Mountain of God.

After doubt, confusion, and too long of a time of waiting, Peter decided to return to fishing. He got it half right. Jesus showed up and told him, “Ah, yes, Peter! Indeed, you shall fish! But for men!”. We are a lot like Peter. We don’t want to sit around and wait. We have an idea of what to do and we want to get busy. But we only get the checklist half right.

Catching God’s Vision

In my upcoming webinar, we’ll talk about Visionary Hope and what it means to lead others toward God’s Vision. We’ll make sure we are climbing the mountain of God.

Because on this trek we won’t continually wonder why so many appear ahead of us on the climb. Nor compare someone else’s progress with our own. We will stop worrying that one slip of the foot will cause us to stumble backwards losing hard-gained ground. Instead, we’ll be transformed. Like Peter. And we’ll be bold and brave and sure-footed. Because we know we are on the right path. The path to move forward with nothing able to hold us back.

As we learn more about Transformational Leadership, we can watch our dreams become reality as we allow the power of Christ to lead us.

Plant your Feet on the Right Path!

Join me on Friday, January 29th at 10am MST for this FREE webinar on How to Lead with Visionary Hope.


Watch Christ’s power become a reality in your own life! Look at God’s second promise when His people followed Him in Isaiah 61:9: 

All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the LORD has blessed.

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I hope to see you there! And be sure and bring a friend!


– Erica


Erica Wiggenhorn is a Bible Study Author and speaker who loves to bring the truths of Scripture to transform your life. Her latest study Unexplainable Jesus: Rediscovering the God You Thought You Knew includes both a study book and Video Teaching Series produced by Moody Publishers. Erica shares weekly encouragement- and conviction- in her BRAND NEW Facebook Group Girls with Godfidence and would love to connect with you there!