I wish those were my measurements.
But they are not.
What are my measurements you ask?
That’s none ya business.
But even if my measurements are none of your business, God is seriously into measuring things.
Don’t believe me? Here are some examples:
For God knows what’s going on. He takes the measure of everything that happens. — 1 Samuel 2:3 (MSG)
Measure out about half a pound for each day and eat it on schedule. Also measure out your daily ration of about a pint of water and drink it on schedule. — Ezekiel 4:10 (MSG)
Every pound must have sixteen ounces. Every gallon must measure four quarts. The ounce is the basic measure for both. — Ezekiel 45:11 (MSG)
I was given a stick for a measuring rod and told, “Get up and measure God’s Temple and Altar and everyone worshiping in it. Exclude the outside court; don’t measure it. — Revelation 11:1-2 (MSG)
The Angel speaking with me had a gold measuring stick to measure the City, its gates, and its wall. — Revelation 21:15 (MSG)
Why does God measure?
God measures so He knows that we know things are going according to His plan.
We’ve got to be in the know!
If we never bother to measure where we are, then we won’t know how far we have come or how close we are to getting to where we are going.
How will you ever get to where you need to be if you don’t know where you are?
The map in the mall is really helpful if you can find that little dot that says, “You are here.”
If you don’t take the time to look for it, then you’re probably going to end up walking in circles.
How do you get more out of life if you don’t know how much you have now?
Stop and take a mental measurement of your love, life, money, happiness, and contentment. Now think about where you want to be in those areas.
Which way are you headed?
If we don’t know exactly where we are and where we are headed, then the first move and every move after that are potentially steps in the wrong direction.
A person of excellence examines who and what they are in every relationship and then plans, adjusts and explains accordingly.
This includes difficult times when we are scared of the answers, as well as when things are going great and we don’t think we need to know (because we just know that things are great).
Be ready for success… some of the most treacherous times we’ll face are those when things are going well.
Many have passed the test of failure, but few have passed the test of success.
Start Measuring Today
What can you start measuring right now?
I measured myself when I was pregnant. I wanted to see the growth. Then I measured after I had the baby because I wanted to see the shrinkage.
When we started our church, I counted people every week. That way, I knew exactly when we started growing.
I’ll leave you with this: Measuring is not the monster of comparison.
It is a point from which to start each new year, quarter, month, week or day. Use it to your advantage.