Don’t Fear Big; Fear Small
I think far too many times, we don’t fear the big things, but we fear the small things. In other words, we need to go big with our lives. Too many people fear greatness when, in reality, we should fear mediocrity. We should fear playing it small in life. We shouldn’t fear big, but fear small.
In the Bible, there were individuals who prayed big audacious prayers. Joshua prayed that the sun would stand still so that he could continue to defeat God’s enemies. That’s a big prayer. He didn’t go small; he went big.
What is the greatest life you could imagine for yourself? Through embracing that great life, you’re able to glorify God and be a good steward of these gifts God has given you. What would that life be? In the process of achieving your greatest life, you can glorify God and tap into the potential that He’s placed inside of you. Once you’ve discovered it, you need to seize it and go after it! You need to set aside all fears and excuses, and begin to move towards it.
So many people in life sell themselves short. They settle for second best and mediocrity. I heard once that there are two types of people that the world will reject: those who succeed and those who fail. But if you’re mediocre, like the rest of the people, then the world will applaud and accept you.
If we aren’t guilty of thinking too big, then we are guilty of thinking too small. I want to challenge you – are you thinking small about your future? You know God is anything but small, right? God is big! He’s glorious, He’s all powerful. So don’t fear big; fear mediocrity. Fear falling short of the grace of God for your life. Fear going to the grave one day with the wind still left in your sails, or never reaching your full potential.
The Apostle Paul said, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” What a statement! It is more than just a cute verse we commit to memory; we should commit to living that verse. If Paul said he could do all things through Christ who strengthens him, where are you falling short of that promise in your life? Do your prayers and planning reflect that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you? What about your To-Do list? Do you have a Life To-Do- List so that by the time your life ends, you will have accomplished a list of things for the glory of God? You can do all of those things according to His power that is at work within you.
If you knew you couldn’t fail at anything, what would you attempt for the glory of God? Assume failure wasn’t an option. I want to challenge you today – get busy doing it! Don’t fear big; fear small. Fear living too small in regards to what you’ve been placed on this planet to do.
Each of us has been given an assignment. Let’s get busy and do big things! William Carey stated, “Expect great things from God and attempt great things for God.” I try to live my life that way, and I hope you’re busy doing the same.