Understandably, God was not happy with the Israelites when they forged the golden calf. His word: go with the Israelites on to the Promised Land (a land of milk and honey), but I will not go with you. Moses knew something very important at this point. He reasoned that it was better to wander around in the desert with God than it was go into the land of milk and honey without Him. God even told Moses that He would send an angel to drive out the inhabitants before the Israelites. Moses knew, however, that the whole undertaking was worthless without God. We would be wise to learn the same lesson.
What value is it to have a vision that is not the Lord's vision? What value is it to press on without the Lord's presence? After all, any pursuit for ourselves is not worth anything in the long run compared to what we do with the Lord's blessing. How tempting it can be at times to create a vision and ask the Lord to bless what we're doing. That is the wrong attitude. We must seek to be a part of what the Lord is doing and to hitch our wagons on His star.