'taking action with Christ'
#7 Mental Performance
What if I want to dream bigger, expect bigger, and even live bigger? Is this in God's will? It's easy to live constrained. Believing that my spiritual maturity is to live with less, that my life represents self-sacrifice to the point of living with less will draw me closer to Christ. God has a different vision, a vision of a life beyond imaginable, to reach for the impossible.
Nick Vujicic was born with no arms, no legs, and no excuses. His testimony is not one of self-pity for being born with less. In fact, he's thankful that life with no limbs allows him to live with more. He says, "The greater the struggle the more glorious the triumph...I think the biggest disability that we have as human beings is unbelief."
Our God is a God of abundance. Believing that we can do more, aspire for more, and impact more people for Jesus by expectantly stretching for our dreams. Doing less, expecting less, and living a life of underperforming is not a testimony for Christ, it's an excuse. Our physical response to God is to reach with our arms. Our mindset should model the same and stretch for more.
"Jesus, I don't want to live a life of limits! Living life hampered, restricted, and riddled with governors to do less. I'm choosing pursuing life Your way. In abundance and in ways that are inexpressibly unimaginable. I love you Jesus, Amen!"
Philippians 4:13 (CJB)
"I can do all things through him who gives me power."
Ephesians 3:16 (CJB)
"I pray that from the treasures of his glory he will empower you with inner strength by his Spirit."
2 Corinthians 10:4 (NLV)
"We do not use those things to fight with that the world uses. We use the things God gives to fight with and they have power. Those things God gives to fight with destroy the strong-places of the devil."