Most Believers are comfortable with where they are in life. Now, they may say that they want more out of life, but how they live their lives speaks contrary to what they desire. One of the evidences of this is that they limit their expectation from God, as though we would be robbing Him of what He has, or forcing Him to give us what He has. If God were to give us everything He possesses, (which He technically has Genesis 1:26-28) He would still have more to give.
Paul stated concerning Jesus in Philippians 2:6 (KJV) 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.
Jesus knew who He was and operated with full assurance of faith during His earthly ministry. This was an issue with the Religious leaders of that day. They even called it “Blasphemy” that He would call Himself God.
This same attack is on Believers in the Lord Jesus today. We are one with Christ, and joint heirs with Him, making us equal with God. Now, I am in no way saying that we are God, but the word of God says that we have the right to act just like Him. In other words, we have been given authority to operate in this earth realm just like God.
If we do not operate like Him no one will know the love of God and all that He has blessed us with. We are His Ambassadors and represent the Kingdom of God here on earth.
In essence, we would never be able to rob God of who He is, nor of what He possesses, because He is God. He is limitless and has no lack in Him. He always has more than enough and will never run out. What an awesome God!
As our Heavenly Father, He desires to bless His children; just like any other Father.
God is no respecter of persons. He has blessed all those who have received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, with the exact same measure of faith for us to operate with in this earth realm.
Romans 2:11 (KJV)
11 For there is no respect of persons with God.
Let’s look at Romans 12:3 (KJV)
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
I want you to notice that Paul does not say “not to think at all”, but rather, “not to think more highly than he ought to think”. Most believers would read that verse and think it is stating that we should not think at all.
That is not what that verse is saying. It is saying that we are to think soberly or according to the word of God. The renewing of the mind requires purposeful thinking. We must chose to think in line with the principles of the word of God.
Then Paul further states, “according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith”. God has blessed every believer with the exact same measure of faith, but it is up to us to develop that faith.
If we are going to move forward in life, we must learn how to live by this powerful principle of faith.
Faith is what God has given us to operate in the earth realm. Faith is what makes things happen. Without faith, we cannot please God.
Our part is to believe what Gods word says to us and then activate our faith by speaking the word of God over our circumstances.
Romans 1:17 (KJV)
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
The word “just” means declared righteous or right standing with God. Why is righteousness linked to faith? God expects of us to expect Him to bless us here in this earth realm. Most Christians feel that it is inappropriate to expect anything from God.
God is a just God and would not expect us to do anything without giving us the means to do it. If we are going to ask God for anything, we first must know that He is willing to bless us with it. Righteousness or knowing that you are right standing with God because of the blood of Jesus and the forgiveness of sins, gives you the confidence to approach God as a Son of God, and not a slave.
Slaves bow the head when approaching their masters; Sons hold their heads up when they approach their Father. We do not approach God with a guilty conscience, but rather, a conscience that is free of guilt and shame because we have been declared righteous by God because of the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 4:16 (KJV)
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 10:19 (KJV)
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
Hebrews 10:22 (KJV)
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
God wants us to have the confidence and assurance to live a life of faith without any guilt, shame or condemnation.
We can boldly approach the throne of God without any consciousness of sin. With this kind of mindset, nothing will be impossible for you.
Jesus said it this way, Mark 9:23 (KJV)
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
In order for a Believer to believe, he must know that he is free from sin and that he has the right to come before the presence of the Lord and ask according to His will or according to the word of God, whatever he desires, and God will give it to him.
God thinks the best of us and desires that we think the same way. We have the choice to allow for His blessings to flow through our hands.
Make the decision to believe what God thinks of you, He loves and cares for you.