How Do You Serve A God Who Wants More Than What You Have?
7 October 2022
Not everyone is born or has access to everything they need - so how do you serve God when more is asked ... than what you have? The answer is hidden in the character of God, who does everything for your good. How can that be? Please let me help. As you grow in life, faith, relationships, and through circumstances, God has a way of creating opportunities for growth through challenges. In my community, the Pan-African community, challenges are forever present. To overcome challenges, you must leverage that which you possess against that which you don't have. Learning to capture your sense of self-worth (remember God makes no junk) and self-identify (there is no one exactly like you), a person gives themselves permission to change their minds. Simply because your challenge may not look like your neighbor's challenge does not mean they are not the same. If you have a need (not just a want), the challenge is to get what you need or be able to substitute it with something else that is functionally the same. Far too often, we look at what others have compared to what we want. Equity means that we have the same access to achieve our goals, not necessarily the same assets. Not being equal but equitable creates a problem that can be solved, but you must learn to leverage what you have. To offset what you do not have, you first must believe in yourself, your plan, and your God to wait for the results. Plans always take time, and utilizing that time productively is the key to success. If you make more money but lack time to enjoy it, but I have more time than money - then using my time to access your money is a productive use of my time that allows me the opportunity to realize my goal. Matthew 25:14-29 talks about 3 people who were given the responsibility of managing the assets of another, who had more influence. By managing their expectations and taking advantage of their own abilities, two met their goals - but not the one. One felt slighted by receiving less, so he became frightened because he lacked knowledge of his own self and skill. Consequently, he simply did what he knew had the fewest known consequences to be safe. That decision cost him everything. What is in your life has you too afraid to pursue, and how can this lack of activity simply cost everything?