Psalm 112:9 (ESV)
He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever;
his horn is exalted in honor.
One of the things I love about this man in Psalm 112 is that he clearly lives a life that goes well beyond himself. When it says, “he has dispersed abroad,” it speaks of one whose life has a far-reaching and wide-ranging impact on others.
There are those who never seem to move forward in life because their vision is small. Instead of continuing to grow and expand their life, they prefer to be a big fish in a small pond. In doing so, they limit their own potential. The Bible says: “Where there is no vision, the people perish...” (Proverbs 29:18)
Having a dream or specific goal will add direction and purpose to your life. Jesus knew He was born for the cause of God’s Kingdom and understood that His connection to the world revolved around that cause. You and I are also born for the cause, which involves living a life with influence that goes well beyond ourselves.
It is easy to get caught up in the stress and pressure of everyday life, working to pay the bills and to put food on your table. But with a big-hearted spirit, you will begin to think about dispersing abroad in terms of what you can do for others, and putting food on many other tables.
It is impossible to have a vision that is bigger than God’s plans for your life. His plans are HUGE. As God blesses your life, keep expanding and looking beyond yourself to bless others and build His Kingdom.
What’s your dream? What’s your vision? It’s impossible for you to have a dream or vision too big for God. He wants to bring those dreams to life and build His Kingdom through you!
Dear Lord, we thank You for the things You have given to us. We pray that our vision would be to use those things to help others. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
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