Every Wednesday I meet with my accounting and finance department to go over numbers. They hold me accountable to my goals.
Every week there is a number to meet, a quota in sales to hit, so that we can keep track with our goals. I’m given two numbers: a minimum number we need to hit to pay bills and a number that helps us accomplish our goals.
The problem is that sometimes I look at that minimum number and say “God, if you’ll just help me hit my minimums so I can pay everyone off. Even if I don’t get paid, Lord, pay everyone else.”
I used to ask God to just help me pay the bills this month, and nothing more.
We all have this survival mentality in us. “Lord, if you’ll just let me survive this month…..this season…this trial….”
But here is what I know: our God wants us to ASK BIG!
When we pray and release our faith — when we ask God to work in our lives — our asking opens the door for His great work in our lives. But, we have to ask.
If we can take the limits off of what God can do in our businesses, we can experience the abundance he has promised us!
In the bible, Jabez prayed a bold prayer to God in 1 Chronicles 4:10. Despite his upbringing and surroundings, he dared to ask God for His blessing. “Oh, that You would bless me indeed.”
After I learned this, I went to my daily prayer sheet and I started a new section call ASK BIG. In this section I’ve written things like
My whole family will follow the Lord
God make me famous in my field, use my influence to help those that can’t afford it, so I can make a big difference in this world, not for my glory, but for yours
Every person in this world to hear your message of identity
Are you asking big prayers in your business, or are you letting your market circumstances, situations in the past, or how impossible it looks to meet that quota keep you from big prayers?
Godpreneurs, don’t let a lack of asking keep you from God’s best in your life any longer
If we all would let this message inspire us to ask big, we can walk in the fullness that God has for us and become everything God has created us to be!
Listen to Joel Osteen’s full message: Ask Big – http://pca.st/A3dz