Many people cannot think big.
Today, it’s not uncommon to hear youths making remarks like, ‘I really hope I can get a decent job when I graduate’ or ‘I hope I will be able to make enough money to pay my bills and stuff.’
Rarely would you hear a young person say, ‘By God’s grace, I see myself making millions before I’m 25’
I get nauseous when I hear things like that, because getting a decent job, or making enough money to pay your bills isn’t even the biggest thing you can do with your life!
Sadly, many people are going to live mediocre lives, far below God’s best, because they’ve set the bar very low for themselves.
Psalms 78:41 says, ‘Yea, they turned back and tempted God and limited the Holy One of Israel.’
When I was in secondary school, I used to write the following words across the front cover of all my notebooks:
‘Sky is the beginning, God is the Limit’
Clearly, in the light of Psalm 78:41, that was a very toxic thought that could have potentially limited what I could receive from God.
If I had persisted in that way of thinking and had managed to see some level of ‘success’, I would still have fallen short of the richness and vastness His plans for my life.
Listen to this: God never was, never is, and never will be your limitation.
In fact, it works the other way around.
If there’s any variable in the equation…you are the cause!
I don’t mean to condemn you. I’m just pointing you to the answer.
You really need to renew your mind (Romans 12:2)!
Many of us think that renewing our minds merely means changing your way of thinking so as to lead a righteous life.
Renewing your mind is far more than that. It also means changing your perspective of God, so you’d see Him for who He really is.
God is BIG.
His thoughts are BIG.
He thinks about YOU.
And His thoughts about YOU are BIG!
Why would you want to limit what God can do in your life because of your small-picture thinking?
You’ve not been thinking big, and that’s why you’re dissatisfied with where you are.
You’re made for more than your current experience, and that’s why you’re looking for a change in your current situation.
Why not change your thinking and start to discover the plans that the LORD GOD has for you.
Start seeing yourself for who you are in the sight of God: His Righteousness.
Start seeing God for who He really is: The Almighty Potentate.
Start seeing your situation for what it really is: Temporal.
Think BIG and watch your life turn around for the best…just as He has planned it to be!