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I was somewhere a few weeks ago and one man exclaimed, “Things are hard for everyone…..everyone is suffering!” While I felt what he was saying, I quickly said to myself, “Things aren’t hard for me…I am not suffering..” It could be true that many people are going through tough moments, it is not true that all are suffering.
While we may find solace in words that seek to generalize situations and circumstances; God never commanded us to associate ourselves with the woes and hardships of our socieities. In fact, God said, “When others are saying that there is a casting down, you will rise up to say that there is a lifting up for you”. You see, beyond what is happening everywhere, what becomes your own experience is what you chose to believe, confess and profess over your life.
…Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
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.
What Jesus shared in those two verses are quite profound. It shows very clearly that each one of us has something – to offer, born with, left with and living on. And what separates men isn’t whether they have; but their attitude about what they have. While some think they have nothing, some think they have something. Many people are stagnant financially, maritally and educationally because they believe they have nothing to stand the chance for breakthrough, marriage or success. Yet, as he thinks in his heart, so is he! If you think you have nothing; soon, you will have nothing for real.
I therefore challenge you to look well inside yourself and bring out something unique for your own relevance in your family, generation and nation. Surely, you have something; it could be very small, but with the right attitude, it will become abundant. Therefore, move out of the comfort zone of being pitied and identified with the mediocres; believe that what you have is enough to bring out your worth and wealth, and watch as God transform your little beginning into great works and achievements.
For 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.