Fresh Hope – 18th February 2016

I was travelling overseas recently, and the entire journey to get us from A to B was going to take us just under 24 hours. First, we had to travel in a car from our home to the airport, go through all the procedures before getting onto the flight, fly from this country to our destination, get off the plane and go through more security checks, then finally get into the car and travel from the airport to the place where we were staying…

At each stage of the journey, I was already thinking about where we were heading next. Whether we were in the car, or on a plane, my attention was directed towards our next destination.

The truth is, many of us live our lives with that very same mindset…’Where next?’ Now, I’m all for not settling for where you are and for dreaming bigger, but the problem begins when we focus so much on the next big thing that we fail to see the big thing that sits right in front of us.

It’s evident to us that the ‘big thing’ to God is people. And therefore, when God entrusts you with people – whether it be at home, at school, or in your place of work, He’s giving you big time opportunity…

Can I encourage you to be faithful with what God has placed around you, and more importantly, with who God has placed around you, and when you do that, God has a way of increasing your influence and enlarging your world like you could’ve never imagined.

Today, live with a perspective that understands the big time is where I’m at, and open your eyes to see that in fact, God has you right where He wants you!

Caleb Burchell

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