“Daddy, give Grace cornflakes.” This was the voice of my younger daughter as she ‘pleaded’ on behalf of her elder sister. I asked; “Where is Grace? Why is she not asking me directly?” Grace was hiding behind the door, she would not ask me directly. I reiterated to her; “Stop sending your sister to me. You have access.”

Friend, stop sending people to God. You have access. This is one truth that every child of God must bear in mind. God does not have favourite. God does not discriminate. Everyone can have access. We have all been accepted in the beloved (Ephesians 1:6).

God’s invitation is always to everyone, not some. But not everyone chooses to come (Isaiah 55:1, Matthew 11:28). God’s invitation does not equal your access. He has invited you, you have got to maximise the access. You are as close to God as you want to be (John 13:21-26).

Perhaps, the reason a lot of people do not want to approach God is a sense of unworthiness. Truly, we were unworthy but Christ has made us worthy (1 Peter 2:9-10). Sadly, some people still carry this sense of unworthiness before God even after they have been born again. They still ignorantly say things like; “Father, you know we are unworthy. We are all sinners. We are but dusts” and stuff like that.

In Adam, you were but dust but in Christ, you are a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). You are not a mere dust. If you catch a glimpse of how God sees you, you would begin to see yourself differently. When God sees you, He sees Christ. Jesus says to ask the Father in His name and you would have what you request (John 16:23).

Boldness is a requirement for answered prayers (Hebrews 4:16). This boldness is not physical. It stems from an understanding that you have been accepted. It is to never feel ashamed or unworthy. It is to never have a sense of fear or guilt. It is to approach God as your Father who loves you enough to give you His best (Matthew 7:11, Romans 8:32).

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