Direct your gaze beyond the immediate, transcending the boundaries of your current circumstances. Embrace the limitless realm of imagination fueled by faith in God, because, as Benjamin Franklin wisely observed, “the way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.” Stop focusing on the limitations of your environment, because it is this focus that is impeding your path to extraordinary accomplishments. You cannot achieve anything extraordinary if you remain realistic (and reasonable) about your hopes and dreams. As a result, you must shift from reason to faith. You must now reason out your new dreams once your new goals have been imprinted in your heart.
Many Christians believe that God is all-loving, all-knowing and all-powerful. They maintain that there is nothing God cannot do. They claim to understand that because of their relationship with God, there is nothing God cannot do for them. However, it is worth noting that all of this boasting does not translate into anything tangible in the real world. It’s like boasting about your billionaire father while failing to take advantage of the opportunities and resources that such a relationship has provided. Your goals have been far too reasonable and realistic. This makes it difficult for you to rely on God as much as you should.
If one’s goals are modest and well within one’s ability to achieve on their own, one does not require their billionaire father’s money, resources, or network. If you continue to pursue things you can reason about, you don’t need God to do anything for you. Break free from this way of thinking. Within your spirit is the grace to move mountains and part the seas. You can help your community combat poverty, illiteracy, disease, and underachievement. God can use you to give hope to those who have lost hope. However, you must close the eye of reason and then reason from a place of faith in God.