This article is carrying on the series of Raise the Faith. If you don’t fully know what this series is about, click on the links on your right hand side and read what has already been published previous to this post in this series.
Raise the faith.
You can’t go somewhere without having a goal.
When you go on a journey, you map it out. You prepare where you’re going to go, what routes you shall take, etc. If you don’t prepare what you’re going to do then you’ll get lost or stumble into something unexpected.
To raise the faith, you need to set a goal. You need to know what you’re going to do before you do it so you don’t get lost.
You don’t just need any goal though, you need a goal that absolutely terrifies you.
We have a saying at our church: “If your dream doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough” So, If your goal that you have set before you doesn’t scare you then it’s not big enough. You need to intensify it. Raise it up.
Raise the bar.
I hope you all understand what I mean when I say raise the bar:
The goal you have is your bar. Not a bar in a pub, a bar as in something you try not to headbutt when you walk under some scaff-holding… Yep, those bars.
Moving on, some goals are reachable and not terrifying at all, this is why your bar (or goal) needs to be risen to a new level. A level that when you look up it seems impossible to reach.
A height that seems impossible to reach.
It’s not impossible. Nothing is. If you truly believe you can achieve something, you will. I have no shadow of a doubt of that, if you want something so much, you can achieve it. But that’s another story for another day.
So, as I was saying, it may seem impossible to reach, but it’s not. With God nothing is impossible.
When you’ve got God on your side mountains move.
Nothing can stand against you with God on your side, so it’s not impossible to reach. – Again, that’s another story for another day.
Trying to stick to this subject, please excuse me if I go off on one.
One. One is a number. So is Four. Four begins with ‘F’ so does Food. And Food is Food.
Sorry, had to fit that in there.
Ok, subject… What subject? Oh, yeah, raising the bar.
Raising the bar means stepping outside of your comfort zone, again and again and again and again and again. Like I said in the last post, B.R.E.A.D, be daring. Be willing to step out of your comfort zone to raise the faith.
Ok. So, the main message of this article is setting yourself up. Give yourself a goal that terrifies you. Ask God for help with it, you know you’ll prevail with him on your side.
Raising the Bar is the first step to Raising the Faith. Set yourself up.
If you don’t understand why you need to set a goal for yourself all will become clear over the next few posts.
Thanks for reading. Feedback appreciated.