The other day I shared how I discovered I could have gotten further discounts on a financial transaction I made. All through that day, I kept telling myself, “I want that discount and I’m going to get it.” Long story short, I had the opportunity to return to that place the next day, and guess what? I got my further discounts!

Friend, how often do we realize that we had stuff packaged for us in God but refused to lay claim on them? This is why the ministry of the word is very important in getting understanding about what truly belongs to us in life. Until you get to know what is yours, you would not have the right motivation to go get it.

“And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified” (Acts 20:32). The purpose of the word of God is to build you up so you can see and seize your inheritance. It is only those who are built that can access what is there’s in God.

You should not go to a Church that is not exposing you to the truth of God’s word (1 Timothy 3:15). A lot of stuff that people spend time praying about today is only a revelation a way from them. Like I always say, “the greatest prayer you can ever pray is the prayer of revelation” (Ephesians 1:15-18). God does not just give us things, He shows us things; He shows us what He has already given us (Deuteronomy 2:24).

A God-ordained Church or Pastor should do at least three (3) things in your life; supply you understanding, meet your needs, and move you from your problem to your purpose. The foundation for the last two is the first of the three; the supply of understanding. When understanding is supplied, your needs are met and you are empowered to move from problem to purpose.

“And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are you slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers has given you” (Joshua 18:3). It is one thing to know you have been given stuff, it’s another to go right there to possess it. Life does not just give you what you desire but what you demand. What are you demanding out of life? If you know that Christ has made it available for you, shouldn’t you demand it?

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