Ralph Howe Ministries

Sometimes I Feel So Insignificant

August 9, 2021
How do you grow on the inside and become ready for the challenge when it arises?
The challenges as they arise in the Kingdom, in relationships, in life…
1> Stop listening to “mini-me”
Mini-me is the weaker version of yourself who coaches you into smallness
Mini-me wants you to play it safe and remain small 
When I was growing up there was a tough group of guys the next block over who were constantly picking on my older brother - words and physically
My brother saw himself as weak and unable to take them on…
One day my father began to speak to my brother:
Calling out the stronger Keith
Calling out the tougher Keith
Calling out the bigger inner Keith
Calling out the fighter that was in there
He also taught my brother how to fight as my dad had been a semi-pro boxer for a number of years before he was married
Keith stopped listening to his “mini-me” and the next thing I heard was that he had taken on three of them in a fist fight and won
My point is not that you should pick a fight 
My point is that you need to stop listening to mini-me who limits and who helps you to continue to feel insignificant
2> Leave your comfort zone 
Comfort zones are the place where dreams go to die
To leave your comfort zone you must not allow your past to abort today’s possibilities
To leave your comfort zone you need to:
Think bigger
Pray bigger prayers
Remove pettiness
Grow your faith by stepping out in faith
Trust God more
Make consistent inner changes as you step forward into your future
Take risks
Realize that “everything is working together for your good…”
“Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!”
3> Start living big - live life wide open
Live life wide open stepping out with courage and boldness in the various areas of your life
Live life wide open by no longer being so sensitive to what others think and say
Live life wide open by not allowing the small stuff to loom so large and occupy so much of your time and energy 
Live life wide open is to risk what you know and have for what just might be possible and powerful
Living life wide open is what keeps the doors of opportunity open, allowing God to work in your life and thru you to do significant things
The opposite to living life wide open is allowing your internal smallness  (your mini-me) to limit what you do and make your life insignificant 

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