I Wanna be THAT Guy

Enlarge the place of your tent,
and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;
do not hold back; lengthen your cords
and strengthen your stakes.”
Isaiah 54:2

We all want to BE that guy – the one who has overcome and is “on the other side”. The one who has been through life and is now enjoying the fruit of their labour. Hardly any of us want to BECOME that guy. Becoming means going through, enduring, growing and enlarging. It’s the stretching, challenging, obeying, faith-building that separates the dreamers from the “be”ers.

So how do we become? How do we enlarge and occupy new territory? It’s actually not a complex process. It’s simple. And like most things in life, it requires walking closely with Jesus in order for it to happen. You know those moments when the Holy Spirit speaks to you, and in His loving, gentle way points out an attitude, behaviour or mindset that He’s not pleased with and He wants to change?

OBEY

It really is that simple. Obey the Holy Spirit. Don’t do what He’s asking you not to do, and do what He’s asking of you. Every time.

When you walk in obedience, essentially you’re taking your stake out of the ground, reaching out beyond your current territory, and victoriously placing the stake back in the ground, enlarged, and now possessing new territory.

Take a moment and dream with Holy Spirit about this year. What territory is currently just out of your reach that can be in your possession by the end of this year? Lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes, and get ready to enlarge the place of your territory.

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3 thoughts on “I Wanna be THAT Guy

  1. Excellent thought. I have seen so many people that get spooky when it comes to dreaming big, almost assuming if they think it and speak it will happen. Yet the KEY is truly obedience. That was really well written and much needed. ‘Obey’ has become a bad word in many circles!

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  2. Growth takes on many forms depending on where you are on your faith walk. To capture new ground for God cannot be done without a resolute mind set that pushes through the noise around you of opposing viewpoints. To seek outside of your shadow requires a servant heart that hears and obeys the Holy Spirit and readies themselves for new challenges that shape our future self.

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  3. This reminds me of teaching obedience to a child. We can get so frustrated when they don’t obey because we see the big picture. We see the protection and safety in them obeying us. We see their futures full of joy, hope, responsibility and good things. I can’t help but think of how frustrated God can sometimes get with me! He sees the big picture….He sees the rewards of my obedience. Thanks for helping me see a different perspective!

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