I want more for you than you can ever imagine. You were created to do great things. I have given you a spirit of power, not of fear. Go after greatness. Glorify My Name.


If you know anything about hockey, you know about Wayne Gretzky – The Great One. They call him that for a reason, and here’s why: Gretzky is a prophet. Check out this quote on why was so much better than his competition:

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been, and I fight my way to get there before everybody else does.”

When I first read that, I was floored because that’s all about living a prophetic lifestyle – a Kingdom lifestyle.

This is what The Great One is really saying: “Well, I’m not playing where the game is. I’m always playing where I think the game is going. While everybody else it trying to keep up with where it is, I’m always going to where I know the puck is going because that’s where the game really is.”

That’s exactly what God would have you and I do.

You and I aren’t fighting for what has been or what is. No, sir. We’re fighting for what can be. That means we’re calling those things that are not as though they are. We’re fighting for those things.

This is what prophetic people do. This is what Christians do. This is what people who are really into Kingdom living do. We’re constantly anticipating and fighting for the next place.

We’re not constantly fighting for what use to be – the way we used to worship, serve, do church or reach the lost. We’re constantly fighting for the next thing. The next move of God. The next way to reach the lost.

You and I were created to fight for the next place. We were created for upgrade. Are you ready to skate to where the puck is? Be the next “Great One.”

Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. – Matthew 18:4

From my sermon series UPGRADE