Go big or go home!

Dr. Robin H. Kimbrough

Dr. Robin H. Kimbrough

We have all heard the saying ‘go big or go home!’ If God puts us in a position to do great things, we should do just that, great things. We need to go big, or go home. We have choices on this journey of life. We can either stay in the same place or move forward into our destiny and the calling God has on our life. Many people criticized Peter for almost drowning after having stepped out of the boat to walk on water to meet Jesus in the middle of the lake.

The truth is we need to be more like Peter. We need to be willing to do the impossible and walk on water. We need to go big, or go home. We cannot forget about the disciples who remained on the boat. They were in a position to do something really big, but they were scared. Most of us are the disciples in the boat. We are in the exact position to do something that requires complete trust in God, deliverance from our comfort zones, and faith in God. Even though God has given us the green light to move forward, we remain in the boat.

We know Jesus is with us. We know that he has provided. We know that in the end everything will be all right. We have lived with the regret of not having acted on our faith in the past, and now we have the opportunity once again to do it ‘big,’ but instead we stay on the boat still cooperating with fear, doubt, and insecurities. We have heard Jesus’ invitation to come out to the water, and instead of going big, we have remained at home, a place of safety and comfort and limitation. We need to be like Peter, and go ‘big’ or go home: “So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus,” Mark 14:29.

Yes. We may meet failure. We might fall into the water, but there is Jesus standing there to pick us up and enable us to get back on the water. Failure is not the end of the journey; it is part of the journey. It is an opportunity to succeed. We must go ‘big,’ because God is ‘big.’ God is great. There is no one greater than God. God’s character lets us know that we can do great things through him and because of him.

Many of us have seen the commercial with the family, who has a young boy who wants XFinity in the home. The family last name is ‘Settlers.’ Upon meeting the Settlers, we can see that they have not made any progress even with the onset of technology and XFinity. The Settlers are content with their way of life. They have no thoughts about making progress or moving forward or doing great things or upgrading their cable. They have settled on a way of life. There are people who do not have the last name ‘Settlers,’ but they could be members of this family. They have settled for whatever life brings them. They have settled on behavior and conduct that places limits on their lives. They have settled for bad relationships and unhealthy people in their lives.

We all need deliverance from this evil spirit that tries to convince us that this is all that God has for us. We need to go ‘big,’ or go home.