An interesting story is seen in the bible about the children of Israel when they were about to possess the promise land God gave to them, God had commanded Moses and the children of Israel to go and possess that Land. He require them to choose twelve men to go and spy the land. Numbers 13 tells us that these twelve men were leaders in the land. They were men of war who understood the reason why they were travelling to the place, But they could not possess the land along with the rest of the children apart from Caleb and Joshua who believed that they can do so.
Don’t consign it to dustbin
You see for many the idea that they can expand in life has been consigned into the dustbin due to various reasons especially if they have tried to do so in the past and failed.
The truth is for the believer, growth, increase, expansion spiritually, financially and materially is really not something that we have been commissioned to be and do. We cannot be indifferent to it because the command for fruitfulness is from God.
Enlarge the place of your tents, stretch your curtains wide, do not hold back, lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes, For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate places. Isaiah 54:2-3
Not an option not to
We are commanded to expand but you see we still treat it as if it is an option for us on this earth. Hear Jesus
And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15
Does that mean expansion? Yes it does
But somehow we still think it is an option for us to increase and expand, thinking we have another alternative.
Truth is we don’t if we are to follow God’s commandment.
But many do not want to entertain that idea and if they do they do not to pursue it because of the many obstacles along the way. Even some convinced themselves that they are not cut out for it. But that is not true, it’s part of your constitution as a believer, you are built to expand you are an expanding, increasing machine because of the new birth!
Pay the price
The question you should be asking yourself instead of thinking you can’t expand from where you are spiritually, financially or materially is what would it take for me to expand?
Find out what God says about it in His word and let His Spirit speak to your heart about the necessity for you to expand because, it’s not only about you, it’s about multitudes of people out there who need what He has put in you. and who need to be reached.
Determine to pay the price for it for there is a price!
See it as a lifetime marathon of great adventure and experience in God instead of a 100-metre’s dash which you can quit hen you feel like it.