Yesterday, we talked about how praying bigger can activate God’s power in our lives. Today, I want to talk about a fourth thing you can do to live in Jesus’ authority and greatness — act bigger!
When you know you’re supposed to do something on behalf of the Lord, whatever it is, don’t do it half baked — do it with a hundred percent of your heart! If He’s called you to do something that you’re timid about or afraid of, don’t shrink back, but realize instead that you have a great opportunity to grow and gain ground in that area of your life. Feelings of fear are inevitable, but the choice you have is what you do with them. I encourage you to step out in faith, no matter how hard or impossible the task seems, and “do it afraid.” As you take a risk, you give God an awesome opportunity to demonstrate His glory and power through your life!
Along the same lines, here’s another piece of advice I offer you: if you don’t have the courage to “go for the gusto” in a big way, just fake it! This is what’s known as cognitive behavior therapy, wherein people who struggle with anxiety or depression are taught, in a manner, to “fake it till they make it.” If your feelings aren’t in alignment with your dream or goal, but you act upon the Scriptures (even if you don’t believe with certainty that they will manifest), you will develop courage, and the next time you are faced with a similar situation, you will be more bold.
Friend, you don’t have to have perfect faith in order to act bravely; all you need is a mustard seed-size conviction that God is able to do what you can’t. When you “do it afraid” and “fake it till you make it,” you will emerge with a new sense of Jesus’ ability to work in and through your weakness. Don’t limit yourself based on your own strength, but realize that you have a Heavenly power source that is far beyond anything you can imagine; He will do everything that you can’t! Isn’t that wonderful news?