He went to His hometown and began to teach them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished and said, “How did this wisdom and these miracles come to Him? Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t His mother called Mary, and His brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas? And His sisters, aren’t they all with us? So where does He get all these things?” And they were offended by Him.
But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and in his household.” And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief.
(Matthew 13:54-58 Holman Christian Standard Bible® ©)
If you want to take your ministry to another level, start spending time with real believers who don’t know you well yet. Let them pour faith over your redeemed and faith-filled identity.
They may be in another congregation, or in a ministry group that you haven’t been around. When people pour faith over our true identities, they help us become who our God says we are. When people think they know us well enough not to expect much from us, they can prevent us from greatness in the Spirit.