I wanted to do a follow up with yesterday’s post about taking the limits off God and what He can do in your life. One revelation that God gave me a few weeks back is that not only should we take off any limits we have placed on Him, but He cannot do a great thing in a little mind. This really got me to thinking and I will pose this question to you as well. Is your mind vast enough to encompass greatness or are you so simple minded that you can’t imagine anything beyond what you can see in the present moment? I know that I have great faith in God, which gives me the ability to see beyond my present situation but I can honestly say that I am working every day on expanding my thought process to see the greatness ahead. It can be tough when there is so much hurt, rejection, and disappointment around you. What I am trying to do is set all of that to the side. I know that these things have all been put there to push me towards that greatness I asked about, it’s just a matter of me staying focused and not allowing those rough patches to get me off track.
What I have learned is that it is so important to understand that so many things in our lives are birthed in our minds. It develops as a thought, and then its up to you to act on it. What the devil will do is try to counterattack those thoughts and cause you to doubt. He knows there is greatness in you and he wants to do everything he can to prevent them from coming to fruition. If he can shut you down by using someone to say something negative to you and bring hurt and disappointment, then that is what he will do. Often times, he will even use people who are close to you to do it. Another thing to understand if this happens is that they may not even realize they are being used. The bible tells us that the enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy and you better believe that he will do it any way he can. This is where you have to use that power and authority that God has already given you. Do not let the enemy shut you down, you shut him down. We destroy him by doing just what 2 Corinthians 10:5 says, Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. The devil is defeated, we just have to remind him.
When you get that small inkling in your mind to do something that you know can only come from God, you must act on it. Obedience is not only better than sacrifice, obedience is where you get your blessings. Operating in a spirit of obedience will take you so far because it will allow the gifts that you are operating in to make room for you. As a servant of the Lord, I want to operate in greatness, not for myself, but so that the Kingdom of God can truly get glory out of my life. My prayer is that your desire will be the same. We are human and will most certainly make mistakes, but let’s not allow our mistakes to prevent us from operating in greatness for our life. I end with these two questions, what’s on your mind? More importantly, what are you doing about it? #iDeclare #thinkBIG
Father God, in the name of Jesus I come humbly before your throne thanking you for who you are in my life. I come asking Lord that you would help me to think big. Help me to understand the many things that are birthed in my mind and how to use them for your glory. I decree and declare that when a thought is placed in my mind, I will act upon it and be obedient to the calling you have placed inside of me. I will operate in greatness. Thank you Jesus for hearing my prayer. I love you, honor you and praise you. In Jesus name, Amen.
Proverbs 18:16 KJV “A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.”
1 Samuel 15:22 NLT “But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.”