Lately I’ve noticed how small we tend to think. As we grow up, we seem to lose our imagination and shift our thoughts to what we call reality; we shy away from anything that seems hard or impossible. But is it really reality? When we think small we limit God to human size. We end up limiting ourselves as well. Oh, we have our reasons: sometimes we’re afraid of failure, sometimes we care what others may think, or we may claim that we don’t have the time. Our plans tend to stay within our comfort zone of what we see ourselves capable of.
But don’t we serve a God who can do immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine?
What if we took the risk of attempting something we knew we couldn’t do alone? What if we raised the standard and challenged the status quo? What if we actually expected God to work?
Even if it didn’t turn out exactly as we had hoped wouldn’t it be more fulfilling to have tried something seemingly impossible than to have accomplished something you always knew you could do? I don’t want to look back and regret not pursuing a dream simply because I underestimated God (and what he could do through me).
It’s another type of surrender; trusting God to do something only He can. Taking a risk involves laying aside your plans and expectations and trading them for His. Sure, the road may be harder, more stressful, and certainly not always comfortable. But the journey will be worth it simply because God will be glorified in revealing Himself. Who knows, you may be surprised.
I challenge you (and myself): don’t think small. Let God show you what He can do. I pray that we will be constantly reminded that He is bigger than whatever is holding us back from pursuing the dreams He has placed in us. What would you like to accomplish but know you can’t without His power?
Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. ~Ephesians 3:20-21