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Believe Bigger
By Joel Osteen - Nov 04, 2022
We all face dreams that seem too big and obstacles that are too much to overcome the medical report is not good, our child is off course, we don't have the connection. It's easy to get discouraged and settle where we are. But God has all the power in the world to bring to pass the dream He put in our heart. The key is our faith. God works through our faith. If you believe little, you'll receive little. If you think small and talk small, you'll get stuck where you are.

The Scripture talks about different levels of faith. In Matthew 8, the disciples were in a boat with Jesus when a huge storm arose and the waves swept over the boat. They woke Jesus up and cried out, "We're about to die!" Before Jesus calmed the wind and waves, He said to them, "Why do you have so little faith?" (Matthew 8:26). He was saying, "You've seen the miracles I've done. You know I can do anything. Why are you still stuck at this low level of faith?" If you're going to reach the fullness of your destiny, it's not going to happen with weak faith, little faith, doubting faith, or average faith. It's going to take great faith. The good news is, it's in you, but you have to awaken your great faith. You have to stir up what God put in you.

Not long before this, the disciples had seen an example of great faith. A Roman officer had come to Jesus and asked Him to heal his servant, who was paralyzed and suffering terribly. But rather than have Jesus come to his house, the officer said, "Just speak the word, and I know my servant will be healed. For I'm a man under authority, with soldiers under me. When I say, 'Go,' people go. When I say, 'Come,' they come." No one had ever so believed in the power of Jesus to heal that they told Jesus to just speak the word. When Jesus heard this, "He marveled and said, 'I have not found such great faith in all of Israel' " (Matthew 8:10). This officer wasn't Jewish or even a follower of Christ, yet he had more faith than the disciples. Having great faith is not about being a religious scholar or how long you pray. It's about a faith that takes the limits off God.

Let's be people who cause God to marvel over our faith and not over our doubt. Let's be people who dare to believe and ask bigger, who dare to do something that causes God to be amazed. Whatever level your faith is at, it's time to step it up and believe bigger. God is doing a new thing, but it's not going to happen with a comfortable faith, a lazy faith, or a limited faith. God's looking for great faith.
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