The Power of Mindsets
Genesis 15:5-6 NKJV
Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” And he believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.
A mindset can be defined as an attitude or belief that determines how you interpret and respond to situations. It’s like a set of coloured spectacles in your mind that determines how you see and respond to situations. We all have a mindset and thus, though faced with the same situations, we respond differently.
All that Abraham wanted was a son; his main concern was that his servant Eliezer would be his heir. God takes him outside because Abrahams thinking is too small. While all he wants is a son, God is planning for a nation, a people he can call his own.
It’s astonishing how we sing about this big God that we serve, and yet, we put him in a box because of small thinking. You are thinking of a small church or business, yet God’s Idea is for you to take over the city.
To think big, you have to see through the eye of faith, just like Abraham did. The bible records that he believed God not just for a son but for descendants as numerous as the stars, and it was credited to him as righteousness.
We serve a big God, and he has a big agenda, so we cannot afford to think small. David did not see how small he was compared to Goliath, instead he saw how small Goliath was in the eyes of God.
Has God called you? Has he given you an assignment? It may look small if you only look at it isolated, think kingdom and look at it considering the big picture.
The story is told of the foreman on a building site who asks one of the builders what he is doing. The builder replies, “I’m breaking rocks.” Another worker is asked the same question, and he answers, “I’m earning for my family.” The question is posed to a third worker. With a glint in his eye, he responds, “I’m building a cathedral.”
What are you doing? Think big, start small, start today!
What mindsets have you embraced, and how have they affected your life?
In what area of your life, and how has small thinking influenced you?
What are you doing in relation to God’s kingdom?