“It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but work and desire are invincible.” Thomas Robert Gaines
Have you placed limits on what is possible in your life? If you have, it is time to take the limits off what God can do in and through your life.
You are limited, but God is unlimited. You are finite, but God’s power is infinite. You must be willing to say “yes” to God’s vision continually, not when you “feel” like it or when everything is going your way.
Fear is a major obstacle that you must overcome to take the limits off living your vision. Fear is an uneasy emotion that can cause you to worry about feeling incapable or helpless. It is a trigger that goes off in the mind when you feel threatened or suddenly feel inadequate.
The fear I am talking about does not come as a natural response to something happening in your life. I am talking about a crippling and paralyzing fear that encourages you to run and hide from uncomfortable circumstances. Paul in II Timothy 1:7 call this paralyzing fear, the spirit of fear.
When the spirit of fear attacks, it can immobilize you. You cannot move or think forward. You cannot see your vision clearly. The spirit of fear is a deadly device employed by the enemy to keep you from living your vision effectively.
A vision from God gives you the ammunition you need to overcome the spirit of fear. It will give you incredible insight that goes well beyond your limited abilities and resources. It will give you the motivation to move forward when it is comfortable to stand still. A vision from God empowers you to take the limits off and live your best.
Below are four action steps you can implement today to take the limits off living your vision.
1. Enlarge your capacity to receive. You have to realize that God will not give you a vision if He had not already placed in you the ability to fulfill it. There is more God has for you and more He wants to do for you. Enlarge your capacity to receive and get ready for God to show off His Greatness through you.
2. Request what you need from God. When you are in pursuit of God’s vision, you can ask Him for exactly what you need. Do not be afraid. Do not beat around the bush. Do not wait for man’s approval. God already knows what you stand in need of before you ask. He wants your requests to be specific. He wants you to ask with assured confidence that you know He hears your requests and stands ready to help you.
3. Refuse to limit God’s power. When God reveals His vision to you, it will be bigger than what you can handle on your own. Your resources, experience, education and abilities are not enough to bring your vision to pass. You need His insight and instruction in all facets of your life to make things happen.
You cannot afford to limit what God can do through you by thinking small and living scared. Do not allow what you see with your physical eyes diminish God’s power at work in you. When you refuse to allow limited thinking to infiltrate your mind, watch God promote your vision.
4. Magnify the Lord. When you magnify something, that something does not become bigger. However, the details of what you are magnifying become clearer and you see things about that object you never knew existed. When you “Magnify the Lord” through your life’s vision, you become the lens for others to see Him more clearly.
The more you magnify Him, the smaller the challenges and obstacles are. The more you magnify Him, the more your vision comes into proper perspective. The more you magnify Him, the more deliberate you will be about living according to His directions.
Question: What limits have you placed on God’s vision for your life? Leave a comment below.
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