For something to be transferred it gives us the thought or connotation that the thing being transferred to someone else is for a specific purpose or was being misused or mishandled by its previous owner. Therefore, if it is to be given by God to someone else, whoever it is He is giving it to must be better than the previous owner. – Pastor Julius Thomas
What does this mean?
How can I personalize this statement to my current situation?
What adjustments do I need to make?
All legit questions we should be asking ourselves….
This is a very profound and power-packed statement that can be allocated to every phase of life.
Spiritually – Mentally – Physically – Emotionally – Socially – Financially
It is accurate for me to say that many of us have missed out on opportunities because we weren’t content or appreciative of the person, place , position or possession that God had brought into our lives.
This is true with regards to relationships with our family, friends, co-workers, etc. Many remain in a poverty mindset concerning these matters because their minds have yet to be renewed by His Spirit. Someone (A STRONG MAN) has placed a bushel over their candle stick with an pessimistic attitude or a negative conversation. This can result in a poverty which can be defined as the misappropriation of one’s resources. When we don’t know the purpose for the creation of a thing, we will abuse it. Be it family, job, career, money, relationships, etc. Conversely, if the resources are not applied then wastes ensues. Now is a time for right application with the things God has released to us.
There have been times where we have misappropriated our resources because we haven’t been quickened to realize that He has ordained us to be property managers. We desire to have more, we desire to be better, we desire to be greater, but have yet to take account of what He has placed in our hands.
In order for us to be better, we must think better. We need the Mind of God concerning every matter that concerns us.
We must become content with the things He has bestowed upon us. Envy and covetousness surfaces when we look out outside ourselves at what someone’s has. However, we have no knowledge of how they are maintaining their garden or what process they have endured or are enduring. Nor do we realize that our gifts are on loan from Our Father.
We must cultivate the art of gratitude and thanksgiving because The Lord has given us gifts that are fully functional. Jeasously, spite and coveteousness occurs because some have not been made aware to the truth that their gifts function according to the measure that God has distributed to the individual. Therefore, looking out on what someone has is a comparison that is not benefical to the advancement of the Kingdom. This takes the focus off of God and the plan He has for your life, and the lives He wants to use YOU to change.
Blessings and Favor
Kingdom Visionary Network