Assistant Pastor Kindrie Gordey,
High Prairie Victory Life Church
Our perspective influences our approach to life. As I begin another journey overseas, there is a struggle to keep my vantage point “I have” instead of “I need”.
All aspects of life, whether practically, physically, emotionally, or spiritually, are affected by the position I take in my mind. From the place of “I have more than enough” there is freedom to powerfully follow up with a decision, “so I will”. When we see through the lens of lack and less than, we are left to take action according to our need. “Therefore, I must” becomes our response.
We can make determined decisions or be forced to a decision. We can live from a place of peace or fear. We can be releasing from abundance or scrambling to obtain. Is the more than or less than mentality driving your choices?
Tapping into the source of all is the key for living confident of our status that, “We have more than enough.” Fuel, not fumes, is needed to keep a vehicle moving forward. A real viable source is required.
The God I know and love is the only source for absolutely everything we could hope for. Through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ, we can freely access the all. There are no limits. We really do have.
Even in adverse circumstances we can make well-calculated choices, as we take our position in Christ, the One who gives us more than enough strength.
Paul in Philippians 4 shares of his experience of abounding and suffering need, yet through it all choosing to be content and confident. In that passage, we also see how God uses people as a source of provision.
“Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God. And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” [Philippians 4:18-19]
We can live knowing we have more than enough, while also being available to help others experience “the more than” in their lives. I will serve the people of Asia well, because I have faith in the God of the more. I trust and hope in Him. I have not been disappointed and will never be. With Christ, I always have more than enough.
Next week: Pastor Brian Gilroy.