I cannot count the number of people I’ve encountered who want someone ELSE (or something ELSE like the lottery) to give them their first million so that they can THEN go do something in the Kingdom of God.
Unfortunately for these folks, they either don’t realize – or don’t want to realize – that what they want doesn’t line up with God’s Word.
They are unaware that they are WORKING AGAINST themselves because they are trying to do things CONTRARY to God’s Word.
Consider these scriptures:
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: butwhen it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.” Matthew 13:31-32
“And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, andshooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it.” Mark 4:30-32
“Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into HIS garden; and it grew, andwaxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.” Luke 13:18-19
In these verses, we can see that things that are blessed of God START with something SMALL that is PLANTED in OUR garden (ministered in our ministry) so that God can bless it and cause it to GROW and BECOME something GREAT.
The problem is, many people are unwilling to humble themselves DOWN to the point where they can start SMALL so that God can do HIS work of GROWING something GREAT in their lives.
They FEAR what other people will think of them and in PRIDE they refuse to humble themselves to a “low estate”. And that’s such a shame because the rewards are HUGE for those who let go of their “people” consciousness and embrace a “God” consciousness.
That’s part one. Here’s part two…
Lots of people talk about these two verses:
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Matthew 17:20
“And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.” Luke 17:6
Now, I’m sure you can agree with me that lots of people want this kind of faith where they can just SAY, “Give me money” and money will come to them. But, as Jesus told us in Matthew 4:4 and in Luke 4:4, we’ve got to LIVE according to the entire Word of God.
What this means is that we need to connect the preceding scriptures of starting small with scriptures like:
“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38
“Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord” Ephesians 6:8
WHEN people make this connection, THEN they’ll have something that will REALLY WORK in their lives.
Here’s the thing; I don’t care who you are and I don’t care what you DON’T have…
EVERYBODY has SOMETHING – however small it may be – that they can give as unto the Lord – they have something they can plant in the Kingdom of God.
Which means; the sooner you start giving and planting, the sooner you start ministering in your ministry, the sooner you can SPEAK to that which you’ve given, planted, and ministered, the sooner God can bless it to become something great.
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