Think Bigger Than Your Circumstances

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by: David Cannon

08/20/2021

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If you want to experience things in life that you have never experienced, you are going to have to think thoughts that you’ve never thought. If you want to do things and go places in your walk with God that you’ve never been, you are going to have to change the way you’re use to thinking. 
Many people hold beliefs that limit them and limit God. The Holy Spirit is regularly challenging us to THINK BIGGER. For “as a man thinks within himself, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7. 
When God called Moses into his BIGGER, it challenged his small thinking. He said, “I’ve never been good with words… I stutter and stammer…Send somebody else!” – Exodus 4:10,13. 
When God wanted Gideon to embrace the BIGGER for his life, he challenged his small thinking of “I’m the lowest man in my family and my family is the lowest in the land.” – Judges 6:15. Instead, God’s bigger thoughts for Gideon to embrace were, ‘Gideon you are a “mighty man of valour”’. – Judges 6:12. 
Then there was Jeremiah who perceived himself and spoke as one who was too young and lacking ability, “I can’t….. I’m too young.” – Jeremiah 1:6. But God told him to stop saying that. He needed to think BIGGER, in order to go places and do things that he had never done before. “The Lord replied, “Don’t say, I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you.” – Jeremiah 1:7. 
Small thinkers will often tell you to “be realistic”. Their thinking can limit them to “the way it’s always been”. But God is real and His plans are REAListic. Find out what God is thinking about you and what He would like to see you accomplish in your life. Make sure your thinking is in line with His Word. Then when you believe what He believes, you will begin to do new things and act in new ways, throwing off the old limiting beliefs. You must think bigger than your current circumstances. Right now, ask God, and allow God, to change the way you think.
“let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” – Romans 12:2
If you want to experience things in life that you have never experienced, you are going to have to think thoughts that you’ve never thought. If you want to do things and go places in your walk with God that you’ve never been, you are going to have to change the way you’re use to thinking. 
Many people hold beliefs that limit them and limit God. The Holy Spirit is regularly challenging us to THINK BIGGER. For “as a man thinks within himself, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7. 
When God called Moses into his BIGGER, it challenged his small thinking. He said, “I’ve never been good with words… I stutter and stammer…Send somebody else!” – Exodus 4:10,13. 
When God wanted Gideon to embrace the BIGGER for his life, he challenged his small thinking of “I’m the lowest man in my family and my family is the lowest in the land.” – Judges 6:15. Instead, God’s bigger thoughts for Gideon to embrace were, ‘Gideon you are a “mighty man of valour”’. – Judges 6:12. 
Then there was Jeremiah who perceived himself and spoke as one who was too young and lacking ability, “I can’t….. I’m too young.” – Jeremiah 1:6. But God told him to stop saying that. He needed to think BIGGER, in order to go places and do things that he had never done before. “The Lord replied, “Don’t say, I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you.” – Jeremiah 1:7. 
Small thinkers will often tell you to “be realistic”. Their thinking can limit them to “the way it’s always been”. But God is real and His plans are REAListic. Find out what God is thinking about you and what He would like to see you accomplish in your life. Make sure your thinking is in line with His Word. Then when you believe what He believes, you will begin to do new things and act in new ways, throwing off the old limiting beliefs. You must think bigger than your current circumstances. Right now, ask God, and allow God, to change the way you think.
“let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” – Romans 12:2
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