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What Is Your Mentality?

Today I want to talk to you about why size matters. If you’ve been to a beach, and you see that massive body of water it’s always an experience to get into the ocean and you know that when you’re in the ocean, there are some really big creatures inside of that ocean. You step into their world. You don’t know what’s in there, you don’t know what’s down there, and it’s not a very comfortable feeling being in that large body of water. You know I heard something once, that a fish will grow based on the size of an aquarium that it’s placed in. So big ocean, big fish, small ocean or small body of water, smaller fish. The size of the aquarium restricts the growth of the fish. There is certain size of fish in a pond, lake, or ocean. You know what comes to your life and my life we can be in an environment that’s restricting our growth. You could be in a school right now that’s limiting your expansion and your growth. You can be in a relationship, or you can be in a job, you could be in a church, that expands your possibilities for growth or restricts your opportunities for growth.

So I guess the question is what type of aquarium do you find yourself in today? One of the things the environment, the places that you may be in or you may be frequenting that’s, restricting your growth. Your expansion, breaking out, breaking free, becoming everything that God has intended you to be. We need to make sure that we are intentionally placing our self in growth zones, growth environments, situations that challenge our thinking, places that challenge what we believe to be true about God, about the world, about ourselves. We need to be intentional. Intentional about putting ourselves in growth zones. God wants your aquarium, to be enlarged! He doesn’t want you to be in a fish bowl. He doesn’t want you to have a fish bowl mentality. Now I know many times in life, we start out in a fish bowl and then maybe we graduate to a pond, and then to a lake, but hopefully, we’ll all end up in the vast ocean of possibilities of what God can do in you and through you.

You know I’m thankful for every church. You know the every church that lifts up Jesus and preaches the word and preaches Christ of course, but I am thankful for small churches. You know the average church in America is like 80 to 150 members so, God bless every Pastor and those that serve in small churches. You’re the backbone of the body of Christ globally around the world. But one of the benefits of being in a larger church and remember every large church started off as a small church, so give credit, give a shout out to small churches. Don’t miss understand what I’m about to say, one of the benefits of being in a larger church is that you’re exposed. Your thinking, your view, your perspective can be enlarged by the people that are attending and serving in a larger church. I’m thankful that even though you may be a small city or maybe going up to a community college, you can still allow your thinking and your life to be challenged, be expanded through reading, through seeking out mentors and others, situations and people that can help challenge and help you grow. But I’m also excited about Trinity Church! I’m excited about this new season that we’re in!

I’m thrilled that starting this Wednesday night, we are launching a new emphasis on spiritual growth and development. You know, on the weekends at Trinity, we can worship together, but on Wednesday nights we can begin to grow together as a church! We’re going to have so many opportunities for everyone for spiritual growth and development. We want to expand our aquarium. We want to enlarge the place of your habitation. We want to challenge your thinking and your beliefs. Sometimes we know we have disempowering beliefs that we have picked up along the way in life. We want to get you out of your aquarium thinking, out of your pond thinking, and we want you to begin to think BIG thoughts, thoughts that God has for you and your life. So really I am pumped, I’m thrilled, I’m excited about all that’s going to be offered, starting this Wednesday night for men, women, for young people, from A to Z based on your interest, based on your need, we’re going to have something for you. So remember, on the weekends, we worship together, but on Wednesday nights we grow together. And we want to create a growth zone and a growth environment that will help take you to the next level that God has for you! Size matters. So think not with a pond mentality, but with an ocean mentality! Think God’s thoughts that He has for you, and I hope to see you not only this weekend but starting tomorrow Wednesday night at Trinity Church! It’s going to be an exciting new season, this fall!

You’re God’s Best

-Carl

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