For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.
Memory Verse: And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. Matthew 25:30a
Few days ago I was watching an interesting TV series which casted a young girl who had all the drive in the world and remarkably she lacked a few obvious skills required to get to her desired destination. Despite this, she was self-driven and never saw herself any less important than others who had everything she lacked. Because of her believe in the ability to achieve, she met with a lot of helpers who supported her and moved her in the right direction but something stood out about her, she herself was an amazing helper. She helped everybody and anybody that came her way and as a result of that, she was always indirectly positioned to be helped.
Many of us desire to be great and fruitful but even with being a child of God, we naturally don’t have a foundation. We have no vision, no direction, no drive and even worse is that the devil magnifies our weaknesses so we never really make a headway. In the end, we naturally blame the devil for everything except ourselves.
Jesus speaks to the people about a parable in Matthew 13 but when His disciples became curious and wanted to know more about the parable, His first response was that “For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him” Matthew 13:12. The foundation always starts with us in every instance and with the word of God in today’s text, we see that to be in a position of increase we have to first have something.
Another parable told by Jesus, is the parable of the talents according to Matthew 25, we see that the Master gave everyone something to work with but the attitude in which the servants handled the talents was given then determined their future and in the end the master said so take the talent from him who has only one, and give it to him who has ten talents Matthew 25:28 and again Jesus repeats the words ‘’For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away” Matthew 25:29
God has created us all with something to work with and everyone has some sort of resources available to live a purposeful life but God will not do for us what we are supposed to do for ourselves. We alone can decide just how much we reproduce and God will then bless our labor.
Remember when the bible says in Deuteronomy 28:12 that He will bless the work of our hands, it means first we need to have something doing, something in our hands for the Lord to bless. Many of us desire help but we are not helpers, we desire love but we don’t give love, we desire wealth but we are self-centered. How then do we expect to receive in abundance what we cannot give?
Whatever you desire, you have begun the foundation and with the help of God, more will be added but you risk losing all in you do not build the right foundation.
- Father I thank you for another amazing week just starting
- Go Ahead of Me Lord, guide me, order my steps, direct me and let this be my year of unprecedented grace.
- Give me Oil, keep me burning and let me never depart from your presence.
- Help me Lord to have a good relationship with you, draw nearer day by day with all my hope in you and not in man
- Help me to grow as I grow others, take away drought from me
- Help me to be content, not compare myself with others, and be productive in life
- Forgive me Lord of all my iniquities, bless me abundantly and make me a blessing unto others, in Jesus mighty name I pray, Amen.