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I Have the Capacity to Think Big

Proverbs 23:7(a) “For as a person thinks in their heart, so are they.” Or, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”

You have the capacity to think big. Only big thinkers will achieve big things. If you can conceive things in your mind and see them in your imagination, you can receive them. “Conceive it, and you can achieve it!” God wants you to think BIG. I have never known God to give a person a small vision. The visions that come from God may ask you to do small things to see your heart, your willingness or your obedience, but when God gives you a vision to achieve something, it is usually always beyond what you could do in your own strength, resources or abilities. God wants you to trust in Him, rely upon Him and look to Him for your supply and source. Remember, God is your resource. If you can think big, then you can do big because your God is big and it is His strength, His power and His ability that will go to work on your behalf.

Think big and do big things for God.

Pastor Shau…

“Do the feared jobs first!”

One of the greatest ways I have learned to maximize my days is by doing the feared jobs first. By this, I mean those jobs you don’t want to do. Those phone calls you don’t want to make. Those activities you wish you didn’t have to do at all. Do them first, tackle them first up in your day. In so doing, you get them out of the way early and then your energy can be put into the work you love, without the drain in the back of your mind of the thing you have been dreading or fearing to do. You can prioritize your day, making a list of what needs to be done and ticking them off as you go. In so doing you can look back over your day or week and be encouraged by all you have achieved.

Proverbs 27:23 says, “Be you diligent to know the state of your flocks (business, ministry, family), and look well to your herds (people, ministry, possessions.)"

“Make every day, a successful day for it is the successful days that make you rich.”

You can’t get rich on failure days, but you can’t fail to get rich on successful days. So then, make today successful, full of success, seek first the Kingdom of God and you day will be successful. Put God first in all you do, and God will make you to prosper! That’s God’s solemn promise, His covenant to you!

You can’t bring back yesterday, you can only fully maximize today. Live life with purpose, live life with urgency. Don’t live in “Woulda! Coulda! Shoulda!” Forget what lays behind, yesterday is gone, learn from your mistakes so as to not repeat them, but don’t live in your mistakes, move on, live in today, not yesterday. Believe for a better day, dream of a better day. Dream of victory.

The number one form of failure in all our lives is excuses. Get over your own excuses, you were born to overcome. Propel yourself forward to get results. You can’t buy back yesterday, but you can own today, you can make today a winning day, thereby affecting your tomorrows. Your tomorrows are establ…