Fresh Hope – Day 89

At a coastal aquarium in Florida, a large Barracuda tried to attack a Mackerel, but was stopped by the glass barrier that separated them. After bumping his nose several times, he finally decided to quit.

Later, when the barrier got removed, the Barracuda would swim to where the barrier had been, but no further.

To him, that barrier was still there.

A baby elephant that’s been tied to a small stake in the ground since birth, is still of the opinion, when fully grown, that the very same, insignificant piece of wood is holding him to the spot.

He walks around in tiny circles all day long, in the total belief that he can go no further.

In reality, he could move a double decker bus.

Are you like that?

Hindered, restricted and limited by the invisible and imaginary barriers in your mind that say, ‘no further.’

In the book of Jeremiah, God calls Jeremiah to go to a specific place with a specific message, but he tells the Lord that he is too young, unqualified and unable to do the job.

Immediately God said, “Don’t say that… I will enable you.”

There are certain things that you have got to stop saying if you’re ever going to break through these invisible, yet powerful, self-imposed barriers in your mind.

Some time after Walt Disney had died, Disney World opened its doors for the first time to special guests and dignitaries.

The mayor turned to Mrs Disney and said it was such a shame that Walt hadn’t seen it, to which she replied… ‘oh, but he did.’

He’d seen it played out thousands of times in his mind.

If you don’t see it before you see it, you’ll never see it.

Some of the greatest defeats and some of the greatest victories are won or lost between your ears.

So whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can’t… you’re right!

Pastor Mark

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