This past week my family and I spent a few days in Miami and we couldn’t pass up a day at the beach. We were able to get into the warm water. As I stepped into the ocean, I was overcome with a sense of how big it was and how small I was. Moreover, I was acutely aware that there were some really big fish somewhere in all of that water; fish that could survive and thrive in the ocean but not in a pond. It reminded me of something I heard once; fish are restricted in their growth based on the size of their aquarium. Put a fish in a small tank it will remain small .Put it into a larger tank and you’ve given it the means for growth. God intends for us to grow into our full potential in Christ. So, the Lord may start us out in a fish bowl, and then move us to a pond, and move us then into ocean. Are you in a growth zone? Has your aquarium become too small? Then, expand it! We’ll never reach our full potential unless we go big for God. That’s what happened to our teams that traveled to Bogotá over Spring Break. They stepped into a bigger world than what they were used to and met God in a big way.
Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk
so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation.
Cry out for this nourishment,
1 Peter 2:2 (NLT)