By Greg Sanders
We live in a “supersize” world. When you go to your local fast food restaurant you can get your drink supersized, your fries supersized, and even your burger supersized. I love it! There is nothing like being thirsty and being able to order a supersized tea to quench my thirst. Why is it that it seems people prefer everything supersized except their vision of what God wants to do in their lives?
1 Corinthians 2:9 says, “That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” The truth is that God has supersized plans for your life. His plans for His people are so great that by definition of scripture you cannot imagine the scope of influence and impact He wants to make on your life. The problem is that we often live far below God’s plan. We marginalize what He can do, will do, or what we expect Him to do in our lives.
Today I want to share how can you go from marginalizing God’s plan to embracing God’s supersized plan for your life.
- Remember that God has prepared plans for your life. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah reminds us that you were not an accident but rather a valuable part of God’s plan.
- Embark on the prepared works God has for you to accomplish. Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. I am convinced that there is a certain level of fulfillment you will never experience until you find a place of service to God in His Kingdom. When He created you, He also created a place where you could function and partner with what He is doing. Finding that place may take a little exploring but the experience is worth the process.
- Pray for God to continue to open more and more doors. People surround your life. God can use you to bring hope to them. You may be their first introduction to Jesus or you may be the person who speaks the needed word of encouragement they need that day. There is not limit to how God will use you when you are listening to His Spirit.
Today’s Challenge: Don’t settle for small living. Ask God to supersize your day by embracing His vision and what He is doing today.