We have to see it to be it.
This is the process of expanding.
Whenever I sit down to a meal, in my head, I think I am going to eat like a dainty girl.
Then I find myself eating everything on my plate and going back for seconds.
More often than not, I am the last one at the table eating (and not because I am a slow eater).
In polite terms, we can say that I expanded my original goal.
Step #2 is Expand.
Expanding is the process of setting goals.
Goals are that place that we want to go. You know if we look at map, the first thing we find out is where we are. The second thing we look for is where we want to go.
If we don’t have a destination in mind, we will never know when we get there. The good news is you can get anywhere in the world from right “here.” You can get to Miami, New York City, or Spokane. You can even get to Paris, France.
As we work on expanding our vision by setting our goals – let’s take the limits off for the moment. We will deal with those later.
For now – let’s dream.
God is very interested in stretching us. He wants to enlarge us.
Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. — Isaiah 54:2 (AMP)
He’s basically saying, “Baby, this thing is going to be big and it’s going to get tight and it’s going to streeeeetch.” Kind of like my pants on Thanksgiving Day!
God is a God of faith and faith begins where the will of God is known. In order to even start thinking faith thoughts, we have to start setting goals. We have to start dreaming.
In order to know what faith words to speak, we have to have an idea of what our goal is. In order to start taking faith actions (the actions that move towards things that don’t exist yet), we have to think faith thoughts and speak faith words.
We have to set goals.
You have to be able to see it, to be it.
Close your eyes (although mentally you have to have them open to read this). I want you to think of a goal you have… whether it is a place you want to go, revenue numbers you want to hit, purchases or acquisitions you want to make, the job you want to have, graduating from school, or holding that baby in your arms.
Now I want you to see that picture in your head. You can’t head out for a goal that you can’t see. You need to be able to see with the eyes of your imagination, your heart, your faith and let God illuminate that thing on the inside of you.
Later this week I’m writing another blog about how to write goals. But today, your job is to start dreaming. Start visualizing. No rules. No caps. No right and wrong. Just dream!
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