There is story about a man travelling from England to America in a ship many years ago before we have airplane. He’ d saved money to buy the ticket for the journey but reckon that because he does not have money for food, he will survive with some fruit and snacks he brought with him on board for the long journey to America. So on the way in the ship, he will look into the dining room with the sumptuous food available and go back into his cabin to eat his fruit and biscuits. This, he did throughout the journey. At the the end, everyone was disembarking the ship and, as this man was about to leave the ship, the captain of the ship approached him and asked him, whether he did not like their food because he did not come to the dining table throughout the journey. The man said that he loves the food very much but did not have the money to purchase the food , hence his absence from the dining room. The captain was surprised and told him that his meals had been paid for already when he bought the ticket. So, this man could have had those lovely food, enjoying his journey rather than feasting on crackers and fruits. What a miss!
There is wonderful life available
This, sadly is the tale of many believers in the world today, we have by grace been provided with all things but we have not received it. Many live all their life in sin, poverty, sickness and disease and never really maximise the abundant life God has given them. The bible tells us that the wonderful life in store for us is in the promises God has made to us already in the scripture.
as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:3-4
Someone asked, Pastor if I have been given all these things, why can’t I see any of it in my life?
And I am glad you asked. You see, we will have to know that this wonderful things is ours already, given to us by God and we will have to know that we can appropriate those things into our lives.
Would you believe for it?
But let me ask you something, do you believe that the promises of God are true and they can come to pass in your life?
Now, I am not talking about you looking at someone else, someone you know who appears to have this great faith to receive from God than you, or some famous preacher who can believe God for something and receive it.
I am talking about you! Do you believe those great and precious promises can come to pass in your own life?
And if you do, would you take those promises, release your faith and apply them to your life until you get the results?
Make your choice
You see, only you can make that choice. But you can do it because you have been built with faith to believe God and receive.
Now, unbelief would try to creep in to get you to stop considering God’s promises in your life, but you will have to stand your ground, deal with doubts creeping into your mind about the promises of God and root it out.
Don’t be unstable about the promises of God
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. James 1:6-8
We must have single mindedness about the promises of God and not let unbelief derail our faith.
So keep mediating on those promises, accept them, believe them, release your faith for them with expectation. God has never refuse to perform His word for anybody who believe, He won’t start with you.