How often do you pray big? What are your prayers right now?
A few weeks ago, I was stuck in an uncertain situation. I was at a crossroads where so many great things were happening in my life, yet a minor setback distracted me to the point that I couldn't see. My vision was narrowed and I couldn't see the light. My dear friend sat me down and asked me "What was going on." I wasn't my normal Zen self and I seemed very distracted. My first reaction was to cry because my emotions were so strong and sitting right at the surface, but tucked in as usual. I explained to her what was going on, or at least what I thought was going on and how I was feeling. Listening to myself, I sounded so defeated and that made me even more annoyed.
The most profound thing she could have said at that moment, was exactly what God wanted me to hear, "Maybe you're not praying BIG enough. God is a big God! Maybe you're putting limitations on what you're doing in your life." It was like a switch turned on and immediately, I knew she was right. I needed her words that morning and God knew how to get the message to me.
Was I really putting limits on God? Did I think it was too selfish to ask? She reminded me and I began to remind myself of all the times that I did pray big. How I left the security of a 9-5 to pursue this dream. How I envisioned my business moving forward and how I've gotten to where I am now. It was a reminder to celebrate along the way, which I hadn't really done in awhile.
Last week, I wrote about awakening our dreams and desires. (Read Here). I believe we all carry a purpose on earth. A desire that is strong in our hearts. If you find yourself struggling or questioning whether or not you have what it takes, PRAY BIG. Let there be no limitations to your prayers. Stop resisting. "According to your faith it will be done unto you." Just like our thoughts, our prayers will attract to us what we ask for. If our faith is small, how do we expect to have big things happen to us? When we come from a place of worry and fear we are doubting God. We are limiting ourselves and our faith.
There will be setbacks. It is inevitable. Do not to use them as an excuse. What I was experiencing was a minor setback, but had my friend not been Divinely guided to set me straight, it might have lasted longer than it should have. Immediately, I was jolted awake. I can recognize the signs that took me there in the first place and I know I can work through them should / when they happen again. I returned to my daily routine the next morning, only now with absolutely no limitations on God. BOLD and BIG is the only way to go from here. I'm awake and I believe!