Your Life Is Not Small, But Are You Living It In A Small Way?


God wants you to live your life in a large way that will enable Him to work through you to do great things for His Kingdom!

Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively! (2 Corinthians 6:11-13 MSG)

I love how Paul tells the people that their lives aren’t small, but they are living them in a small way. Any time we decide to live life on our own terms without letting God be in control, we will never be able to live a truly large life.

In an awesome devotional by Andrew Murray called Waiting on God, he says:

How we see this limiting of God in the case of Israel! If they had been asked whether God could provide streams in the desert, they would have answered, YES. God had done it: He could do it again. But when the thought came of God doing something new, they limited Him; their expectation could not rise beyond their past experience, or their own thoughts of what was possible.

I am convinced that God wants to do great and mighty supernatural things in the lives of all His Children, but most of us limit Him because we either want Him to do something in the same way He has in the past, or we want to figure things out and have Him do things in a way that we have already thought of.

In the distant past I would imagine different scenarios of how God might answer my prayers, but He always caught me by surprise by answering in a way that I had not thought of even for a moment.

I finally decided to quit trying to figure out the answer for myself because it always happened in a different way than I had imagined. Now I see that I was trying to figure out answers based on what I already knew or had seen before. God was providing answers based on the fact that He could see things that I had no way of seeing.

It amazes me that so many times I have tried to tell the God who created the Universe and everything in it how to solve my problem. How could I ever think I knew more than He did when I could only see a few short feet all around me, and some of the things I did see were false? When you think about it from a logical point of view, it is obvious that there is no way we as mere humans can know more than the supernatural God who created us.

So the next time you have a problem, remember that God already has it figured out and probably in a way that you will never imagine.

Don’t waste time trying to figure out how He will do it, because you will just waste time that could be better used to do something that really matters for the Kingdom of God.

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This post written by Cathy Deaton.

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My name is Cathy Deaton, Owner of Fan the Flame Ministries. God has radically changed my life, and He has shown me that I am to share the awesome things I am learning with the Millennial Generation (1981 – 1996), but I love connecting with Christians of all ages.  I have found that the Holy Spirit is an awesome teacher when I listen to, obey, and apply what He teaches to my life. You truly can make a difference for God in an uncertain world.