| Written by Andrew Wommack | Twenty years ago, on January 31, 2002, God spoke something to me that transformed my life.
He told me that I was limiting Him with my small thinking. God’s words to me were based on
How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert! Yea,
they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.
These verses refer to the children of Israel who came out of Egypt and continually murmured and
complained and rebelled against God. With their attitudes, they limited God and the miracles He
had for them. God never intended them to spend forty years wandering in the desert.
So, after God spoke to me, I made the decision that I was going to take the limits off Him
and believe big. One of the first things I did was hold a meeting with my staff to let them know
of my change of heart. I told them, “I don’t know how long it’s going to take to change this
image on the inside, but I’ve been limiting God, and I’m going to take the limits off. I’m going to
believe God big, and we are going to see change happen.” And I wrote a letter to my partners to
Since then, the changes that have occurred in my ministry have been incredible. I’m sharing all
the amazing things God has done, not to give myself credit and pat myself on the back, but to
praise God, to demonstrate that what I’m talking about works and is not just theory, and to
I’ll highlight the main changes we’ve seen. Back in 2000, we had 23 employees. Today, we have
987 employees worldwide. It takes 43 times more staff to minister and meet the needs of people
now than it did twenty years ago. My television show covered just 3 percent of the U.S.
population, and today, we cover over 3.2 billion people in 13 different languages worldwide.
Back then, we had a budget of $50,000 per month for television. Today, our television budget is
$1.25 million per month. Back in 2001, we received 24,000 calls per year. In 2021, we answered
675,000 calls. Our building had 14,600 square feet on 2 acres of land, and we now have 620,000
square feet of building space and 493 acres of land. I believe God has positioned us to be able to
expand Charis Bible College even more in the foreseeable future.
Again, I mention all this in gratitude to God and to show the difference it makes when you
stop limiting God. I’ve known for over fifty years that God’s purpose in my life was to reach
people around the world with the Gospel. Twenty years ago, I was moving in the direction of
having a worldwide ministry, but I was just inching along. At the rate I was going, it probably
wouldn’t have happened in my lifetime.
But after God spoke to me and I decided to take the limits off, things began to change. One of
the most important things I want to emphasize is the change that happened on the inside of
me. My attitude completely changed. My small thinking had hindered God and had acted like dam to God’s plans for my life. When my attitude changed, it was like that dam broke loose and
allowed God’s blessings to flow through to me.
God did not plan for anyone to experience failure and heartbreak. Those things come because we
live in a fallen world, and we’ve got an enemy that’s fighting against us. But God has a good
plan for you. He didn’t plan for you to not make a difference. It’s imperative that you find out
what God’s purpose for your life is and then pursue it with abandon.
I hope this teaching has blessed you. I encourage you to visit my website at awmi.net if you’re
hungry for more of the Word. I’ve got an abundance of free teaching on my website that I know
would bless you. Also, if you’re in need of prayer, our Helpline is available 24/7 at 719-635-
1111—our phone ministers are standing by.