My younger daughter has this audacity with which she asks for what is hers. We have taught them to be free to speak up when necessary. There was a day I left some food for her to take. As she stepped into the house, she asked; “Daddy, can I take it?” Her audacity reminds me of how Christians ought to live.

“And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance” (Joshua 18:2). This is the sad reality of a lot of God’s people today. We have quite a lot who has not stepped into what is there’s in Christ. Some talk about it, preach and even dance about it, but are not living in the reality of it.

It is one thing to have been given something, it is another to step into it. The truth is, in Christ, all that pertains to life and godliness have been made ours, potentially (2 Peter 1:3). But the question is, “how many of such inheritances are yours practically?”

“I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle” (Deuteronomy 2:24). To take what is yours, you need a posture of earnestness and diligence powered by revelation, and also a fighting spirit.

“…How long are you slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers has given you?” (Joshua 18:3). The problem here was not lack of understanding, it was that they were slack in possessing it. You must not be slothful, else you miss your slot in life, and to deal with a slack hand is to live in lack (Proverbs 10:4, Romans 12:11).

You need to remind yourself of all that Christ has received for you via His death and resurrection (Revelation 5:12). Search the word for your inheritance (Acts 20:32). Rise in audacity of revelation, earnestness of action and the power of the Spirit to go possess them. You will succeed!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria