I was recently reminded about a portion of scripture that I had forgotten. It is in Isaiah 54:2-3– “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwelling. Do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.” I remember the first time that I heard this passage preached and how excited I was to know that increase was coming. This was years before I went into ministry, but even then I knew something big was coming.
I like the Message translation of Isaiah 54:2-3– “Clear lots of ground for your tents, make your tents large. Spread out! Think big! Use plenty of rope, drive the tent pegs deep. You’re going to need lots of elbow room for your growing family.” I love the wording in this translation. It is so direct and to the point. My favorite line in this is “Think big!” I love this because thinking big is what I love to do.
Right Side Up Ministries is heading in a direction of “big“. It may not seem that way now, and you may think it’s crazy, but it is happening. I was reminded the other day, as I met with a friend who has been in ministry for twenty years, that I need to stick with it no matter what. I need to stay the course no matter how hard things get or how impossible it becomes. Stay with the dreams and visions because in time God will bring them to pass.
I will tell you right now that the vision for Right Side Up Ministries is much bigger and much greater than anything that I have shared. There is so much vision behind what I do, but not all can be shared at once. If I did share it all at once it would cause overload. There would be so much involved that people would say it is impossible, and they would be right. It is impossible in our own strength, but God is bigger than us. God has resources He hasn’t even begun to tap into for our live. God ultimately is the one driving this ministry, and God is the one who will make the vision come to pass.
Let me encourage you today, that if you have a vision in your heart, don’t let go of that vision. Don’t give up on that vision because it looks impossible, or because you hit some big bumps in the road. Adopt a saying that I learned from Pastor Hagin, “I will not quit, and I cannot be defeated.” Be tenacious, don’t give up. Fight for the vision that God has given you and He will see it through. And whatever you do, don’t forget to “think big“!