There’s a story about this little boy who was fishing, and he was right on the bank of this river. He was casting out his fishing line, and an older man was watching from afar.
All of the sudden, this little boy caught a huge bass over 12 inches long, and this older man runs over to him. He says, “That’s amazing. What a great catch!” Right as he’s saying this, the little boy unhooks the fish and throws it back into the river. The older man gasps saying, “What are you doing? You just caught a whopper. Why did you throw it back in?” The boy looked up at the man and said, “My frying pan is only 9 inches wide.”
This is the way a lot of us think. God is trying to give us God-sized opportunities, but our frying pan is only 9 inches. We don’t have the mental capacity to believe that He wants to open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing that we don’t have room enough to contain. Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” You serve an Ephesians 3:20 God, accomplishing exceedingly, abundantly, above anything you could hope, ask, dream, or imagine.
The Lord wants to bless us and the more we obey God, allowing Him to expand our thinking, the more He starts dropping opportunities that are beyond our capacity into our lives.
God says, “It’s time to come up higher. You were born for more. I’ve got more in store for your company, for your family, for your marriage, for your finances, for your ministry, for your dreams.”
Perhaps you’re saying, “But I don’t see it. I don’t see it.” I understand. It’s hard to shake off the limits of our past, but, if you can choose to step out in faith, you will see big change happen in your life. “How do I do it?!” you ask. You start by raising your level of thinking. You have to dream bigger, speak out in faith for the things you want to come to fruition in your life. Call out your purpose!