And the Angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, and said to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!”
All leaders have vision. But not all people who have vision are leaders. Simply having a vision doesn’t make someone a leader. And, a vision will not automatically happen. Followers must buy in to the vision of the leader.
Gideon had a vision to deliver Israel from its enemies, and the people had a choice to accept his leadership and his vision. Action was required, even though the vision was ordained of God. It also took time to process. Ultimately, so many people completely bought into Gideon’s vision and leadership that God had to send a bunch of them home to make sure He got the glory for their victory. Be careful in leading and following that the glory goes to the right place.
Just because a person has vision and occupies a position of leadership doesn’t necessarily mean that people will follow. Before they get on board, they have to buy in to the vision and the leader. It’s not something that happens instantaneously, it’s a process.