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What is limiting you today? Is it a lack of faith? Maybe.

Lack of action? Possibly.

But before you can even start dealing with that, let me offer you one other option. I propose that what is really limiting you is your thinking. Are you bound up with poverty of thought? Have you been told  all  your life that prosperity isn't for you? Maybe you've been told that you'll be poor your whole life.

Man puts the limits on prosperity, not God, because with God there is no limit. God has created us and given us limitless possibilities in this life. And He's given each of us an imagination in which to think extraordinarily, not ordinarily.

So maybe you haven't been able to get through with your faith because your thinking has contradicted your spirit. Maybe it's because you haven't allowed yourself to truly believe like a child.

You see, there is no limit to our asking, only to our thinking. It is poverty of thought that keeps poverty in our life. Small thoughts produce small deeds.
If you pastor a small church, don't be embarrassed if it's small. It isn't a shame to be small. But it is a shame to stay small. A growing church means that people are receiving Christ and their lives are being turned around for the better.

Quit doing the best you can. The best you can doesn't work. God is able to get that church growing! He's able to get your life going! Quit trying to do His job. Don't take the burden of growth in any area of your life onto yourself. Seek God and love Him. You will grow.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.
(Eph. 3:20)
God's part is everything except the last eight words of Ephesians  3:20. You don't have to try and do the exceeding, abundantly, above-great things. Your part is the last eight words…"according to the power that worketh in us." That's the only part you have to make this thing work. It's faith. And it's where the power is!

From where does the power come? From God? Yes. But it works through the God-created soul of man—his mind, will, and emotions. I believe it begins in the mind, and then that power is enforced by the stern will and creative emotions God has placed within each of us.

Our thinking must be tuned into God. You and I both know that a double-minded man is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8). You can't serve God and mammon (Matt. 6:24; Luke 16:13). You can't flip-flop between "I believe" and "Well, I don't know." That just doesn't work with God, or in any other facet of life, for that matter!

If you look at Deuteronomy 28, you'll see that God doesn't just say, "I'll bless you." He says, "I'll bless you coming in...going the the city...." He tells you not only that, "I'm gonna bless you!" but specifically, "I'm gonna bless you in these places...!"

God doesn't have an empty mind. He isn't limited to what you can do. So you don't have to be limited in what you ask or think. Just as long as it doesn't contradict God's Word, you can ask whatever you like and He will do it for you (John 15:7).

You Can't Exhaust God!
God is too much. You can't exhaust His promises. When they fall from His lips they become prophetic utterances to His children. They immediately become prophecies that will come to pass if we follow His lead! You can take it to the bank. If God says He is able, then He is able! And He moves according to the power that is working in us.

When you tap into His resources through faith and sowing, God will start blessing you financially. You'd better get some baskets! You'd better get some trucks! I love what another one of my minister friends says about prosperity. When you get into that perfect will of God, my friend says, God will "increase your increase." Now, that's increase!

Have you asked God for physical things? Sure, most of us have. Yet why is it that the church world seems so bent on your not asking for physical things? Have you ever wondered why they seem so quick to tell you to give and so reluctant to tell you to receive a harvest?

This doesn't just go on in traditional churches, either; it happens in fundamental, spirit-filled churches as well. They actually condemn "giving to get" and make you feel so guilty for receiving a harvest that many people just let their prosperity seeds rot in the ground.

I'll say it again: there is nothing wrong with having things, so long as things don't have you.

God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all you ask or think…so let your mind soar. You can never ask too much. You can never think too much. Why? Because you'll never get beyond God's ability. He's limitless!

So what can you see? What can you imagine doing in this life for Him? Can you throw off the old thinking that keeps your feet on the ground and expand your mind into the heavens? What is the greatest thing you can think of asking Him for?

Source: God Is Not Enough—He's Too Much!
by Jesse Duplantis.
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

Author Biography

Jesse Duplantis
Web site: Jesse Duplantis Ministries
Jesse Duplantis is a dynamic evangelist who has traveled throughout the world since 1978 preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is the founder of Jesse Duplantis Ministries (JDM), which has its International Headquarters in America and additional offices in the United Kingdom and Australia.

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