God is saying, You’re thinking too small.
You have mini expectations, but I am a mega kind of God!
By DAWN DAMON
We know the power of negative thinking. We have learned how small-mindedness can trap us in a box and how an unbelieving mindset will limit us, even destroy us. But learning to identify our thinking patterns is only the beginning of change. To move beyond the pitfall of pessimism, we must do more than recognize that it does exist. Instead, we must consciously try to replace it with a new, more intentional, and desired thought.
Have you done any thinking about your thinking? For me, I sense God challenging me to enlarge my expectations. I dare to believe God for things that are possible, even probable. But I’ve been taking the limits off my faith. I’m ready to go beyond the line of feasible into the vast open expanses of unfettered, unlimited, untamed, audacious faith.
Ephesians. 3:20 God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. (The Message)
In essence, God is saying, “You’re thinking too small. You have mini expectations, but I am a mega kind of God.”
Consider your dreams and inventory your thoughts for a moment. Do you find them filled with faith and hope, or are they small, limited, and within the realm of the possible? Possibly even more dangerous, are they average?
God wants to break negative thinking. He wants us to super-size our dreams and cause the power of mega-tive thinking (a word I’ve coined) to crowd out doubt and fear.
God wanted to stimulate a Mega sized dream for Zion. He said;
“Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your pegs. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations, And they will resettle the desolate cities.” Isaiah. 54 2-3 NASB
God says to them and to us, “You’re not thinking big enough. Press your faith and believe for more. Enlarge your dreams. Plan for big things and get ready to expand!” God was confronting their low expectation and encouraging them to apply mega-tive thinking. Average is our adversary, and mediocrity is our enemy. They render us small and ineffective.
Instead of keeping it safe, why not break off the self-imposed limits and dare to dream? It’s time to pull up the old tent pegs of ingrained thinking and expand our thoughts.
Are your thoughts filled with defeat, or do you keep an expectation of success in front of you?
“You’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.” Philippians 4:8, The Message
Today is your personal invitation into mega-tive thinking! Believe God to super-size your dreams and watch what He will do!
Dawn Damon is an Influencer, Pastor, Global Communicator, Podcaster, Coach, and Best-Selling Author.
Founder and CEO of the BraveHearted Woman, a transformational coaching and personal growth development enterprise designed to awaken and cultivate the vision of women-dreamers, calling them to brave-up and live their best lives.
Also known as the BraveHeart Mentor ™, Dawn is the creator and host of The BraveHearted Woman, a weekly podcast that encourages women to unleash their full potential to the world, by discovering their inner fortitude to make needed life transformations, so they can live a fulfilling life without regret.