“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:12
A woman walks into a restaurant and purchases food for her friends and family. Two women are standing nearby watching her receive her purchase. One whispers to the other, “I’m so jealous of her. She bought all of that food for her friends and family.” Her friend responds, “Why are you jealous? Look in your hands. You have money. Go in there and purchase some food too!”
Some of us are like this woman. We stand nearby, thinking to ourselves, “Why can’t I have what she has?” Jesus hears the conversation going on within our hearts and then His Holy Spirit whispers to us the same thing, “Look in your hands. You have faith. Go and receive.”
Faith is the currency of the kingdom of God. It’s what we use to purchase and receive all that God has promised us in His Word. My sister, you never have to be jealous of what another sister used her faith to receive from God. The LORD says He has given to each of us a measure of faith. Use your faith.
It’s time to ask, “LORD what’s your desire for me? What do you want me to have?” And when He reveals it to you, it’s important that you turn your eyes away from what other people have and set your faith on receiving what God has promised you. If you do what He tells you, you will receive His promises in His perfect timing and in His perfect way!
Prayer: Thank you LORD for speaking directly to me. Forgive me for being jealous of others. Forgive me for doubting you. You love me and you want to bless me. Help me LORD to believe. Help me learn how to use my faith and receive from you all that you’ve promised in your perfect timing and in your perfect way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Romans 12:3; Hebrews 11:6)