The beautiful, sought-after Japanese Koi Fish, has one amazing genetic quality: The Koi’s size is determined by the environment the Koi are raised in, its diet and genetics. You may have only seen the small fish in the tanks at your local pet shop, but given the right conditions, Koi can grow from 2 to 6 inches a year. Before long they can grow larger than a cat or a small dog! When you move this fish from a glass bowl into a glass tank, this fish doubles up in size! Every time you double the size of the fish’s environment, the size of the fish increases!
As you embrace this season of the exponential, God will shift your environment. Maybe move you from your comfort zone and push you into new environments. Make you conquer uncharted ground. You have the potential to go way beyond where you are right now. Your real potential is that 30 inches, just like the Koi Fish. But your current environment is possibly the reason that is controlling and stalling your growth!
Consider this: the five people closest to you shape your success, interests and much more about you — maybe more than you even realize. Who are the five around you? You want to surround yourself with the right people. People who are exponentially better in a variety of ways. If you're always the smartest person in the room, you're not growing. Instead you are hurting yourself.
People might have told you not to dream big, that you cannot do better than your current situation. Don't let the circumstances that you've been through define who you are! Get ready to move! God is going to do something NEW with your environment. Prepare yourself for a new job, a new assignment, relocation! This is YOUR moment! Get ready to move out of your comfort zone to step into the exponential environment that God has for you!
Would you pray with me::
God, I pray that You may place the right people in my life right now. Please help me make the right choices in my relationships, so that I can step boldly into this new season that You have planned for me.