If we belong to and serve an almighty God who can exceed and over exceed above all that we can ask or think, why think small? Why settle for less than what we have been promised by an all-powerful God who wants to give us the kingdom (Luke 12:32)? Shouldn’t we be thinking big thoughts, thus making big requests in accordance with God’s Word? To think big requires believing nothing is impossible with God, even when conditions are hopeless, and environments are hostile to our Christian faith.
Thinking big means thinking outside of the box! It is spiritual perception and faith in the power of the Holy Spirit to work in and through us to carry out our Kingdom assignments. However, the greatness of that power is often limited by our thought life. For example, thinking negative thoughts has the power to pull us into a magnetic field of skepticism, but thinking positive thoughts, that is, God-conscious and Word focused thoughts, inspires hope and builds confidence.
As God’s people, we cannot allow our thought life to be influenced by the culture, neither should we become complacent and adapt to a worldly system (environment) that is anti-Christ. We are in the world, but not of the world; therefore, our thinking should be selective since every spoken word and action begins with a thought. (Refer to Philippians 4:8 for selective thinking)
“You are either the captive or the captain of your thoughts.” -Author Denis Waitley
Christians who think big refuse to be confined by the status quo, instead they activate the supernatural power of God accessible to us to accomplish kingdom purpose for God’s glory. On the other hand, small thinking holds us captive in a world of impossibility governed by our own negative thoughts, and fears caused by what we see in the natural. Small thinking forbids us from trying to reach our fullest potential and God-given purpose. Moreover, small thinking robs us of expectancy as if being held at gunpoint demanding us to give up our dreams and abandon our Kingdom assignments.
A biblical example of what small thinking looks like is Abraham’s nephew, Lot (Genesis 19). He settled in an anti-God environment based on physical appearances that looked good from a distance. He became complacent in a culture that negatively influenced his thought life, his family, and future generations. He settled into a depraved environment and was confined by his small thinking mindset. Consequently, he refused to escape to the mountains as instructed by the angels. Lot hesitated at the opportunity for better; instead he settled for less. His attachment to the environment, negative thinking, fears, and small-mindedness made him choose a small place (Zoar) rather than the high place (Genesis 19:17-20).
Small thinking keeps us from
Being all that God intended for us to be
Having all God desires us to have, which have already been given us according to 2 Peter 1:3
Doing all that God has assigned to us in His Kingdom.
If we belong to and serve an almighty God who is able to exceed and over exceed above all that we can ask or think, we should be THINKING BIG—activating the supernatural power of the Holy Ghost within us to live an abundant life in Christ, be all God intended us to be, have all He provided for us, and accomplish all that has been assigned to us for His praise and glory. We should definitely be thinking BIG!
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20, 21 NKJV)
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