Saturday, October 17, 2015

Don't Downsize The Vision...Think Big!

Have you ever found yourself second-guessing your ability, wondering if your dreams could really become your reality, or shrinking back to the realm of what was possible because believing the impossible was way too uncomfortable? Oftentimes, dreams are not aborted by external forces but by our small thinking and futile faith. I am in the place where I am learning how to be led by purpose instead of leading myself away from it. The thing about a God-given dream is that no matter how hard you try, you can never just forget about it. The more I tried to ignore the call to purpose, the louder the alarm sounded. The voice of purpose began to speak in my dreams, during my times of prayer, and even through other people. It was at that point that I decided to yield to the fact that God wanted to do something extraordinary through me and that I, Ghia Kelly, was worthy of greatness.

I am sharing this with you because I believe God wants to do something extraordinary through you as well. So, do me a favor and STOP downsizing the vision God gave you! Can you imagine what would've happened if Noah decided to downsize the dimensions of the ark because it seemed like too big of an undertaking? He would've either had to leave some animals or people behind or run the risk of sinking the ship by exceeding its capacity. Beloved, trust that God knows what he is doing. Everything that God speaks and orchestrates is intentional, meaning there is a desired outcome. If God told you to build "it" 50 cubits high then 40 cubits is not sufficient. Remember, partial obedience is still disobedience. Think big! Exercise your faith! Trust God!

I will end this with one of my favorite quotes...

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

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