We were taking a walk the other day and some of the boys spotted a strange, furry, pinecone-looking thingee. It was weird! I had no idea what it was. There we were, me and my boys, all hovered over this strange looking thing on the ground. I picked up a stick and gently nudged it out from under the bushes and onto the sidewalk. It was all quiet as we took in its weirdness. Suddenly, Korben broke the silence…
“I call it!” he shouted.
I busted out laughing. The last thing I was thinking was who was going to claim it. I was just curious what it was. But not Korben. He was a man with a made-up mind and–dang it–that was going to be HIS and HIS ALONE. Why? Well, he called it!
What are you calling for today? Too often, we get complacent with our lives. We focus more on just making it through when we should be focused on making it count. Do you wake up excited? Are you enthusiastic about life? Do you know that God is doing a mighty work in your life? Even if we can’t see it with our eyes, we can still believe it in our hearts and call it with our mouths. This is the way faith works.
No matter where you are today, God wants to take you someplace greater. He is a God of expansion, of growth, of opportunity. He loves you right where you are. But, He loves you so much that He is not content for you to remain there. You need to be believing for more, for greater.
Korben had no idea what that weird thing was that we encountered on the side of the road, but he knew one thing–it was destined to he HIS! You don’t have to know where God is leading you. You don’t have to know the future. You don’t even have to know what tomorrow brings. All you really have to know is the ONE who holds it. Get that down, and the rest is gravy.
Get that vision down of the productive and abundant days that God has prepared for you. Believe it and call it into action. Jesus gave us the perfect example of this when he was traveling along on his way back to Capernum. A Roman officer ran up to him and told him about his servant who was paralyzed and in terrible pain. Jesus offered to come heal him, but the officer said, “Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed” (Matt. 8:8). Sure enough, Jesus was amazed at this man’s faith.
Faith isn’t seeing it with our eyes. it’s believing it in our hearts. This Roman soldier understood that. He was believing in a miracle and He knew that Jesus could simply speak from where he was and it was as good as done. Wherever you are in life, you can believe for a miracle. Start calling it forward. Speak words that embody where you’re going, not where you’ve been. And you are going forward to victory!