"We must be willing to lay down all that we have in order to receive all that we want." (Apostle Ron)
The Lord came to me with His arms filled with all that I had asked for. He gestured to me to take the gifts, but I had no room in my arms to carry them. I held many things that I cherished and some things I did not. I struggled and toiled to carry the weight of my load. I said, “Lord I have no room in my arms and even if I did am not strong enough to carry all these things.” Then He looked at me with love in His eyes, smiled and said, “You must lay down all that you have in order to receive all that I want for you.”
I am sure that this is a question many have asked themselves for centuries upon centuries. Most positively it is a question which many unwittingly have failed to look at over their lifetimes. Day-by-day we travel along in our routines full of listlessness and bordering on depression, thinking, “When will it be my turn to receive God’s blessings?”
Well, let me make one thing perfectly clear and beyond a shadow of a doubt: All of us have been blessed somehow and in some way! Blessings do not always come as we expect them to. Often they are there hidden beneath all that other junk which has accumulated in our persona over times past. If we refuse to purge these files we will continue to waver down this unrewarding road to Nowhere Ville. You see, this is how Satan tries to block our blessings. As we begin to feel sorry for ourselves the skies become clouded and our blessings become harder to see.
Like in any relationship, the less we see of the positive the more we will adopt what is negative. The bad in the relationship overshadows the good. Do you know what happens when bad overshadows good? Bad wins and then it takes control of your life.