I haven’t always felt that I deserved the best of things. In a strange way, I felt it was being haughty or selfish to expect the best of everything. Life’s journey had whispered and told me I should just be grateful for what I did have. The truth is I wasn’t living my “best life” as they say. I was merely existing. There is a huge difference and I think we have all found ourselves there at one point or another.
The reasons vary but for me I was so caught up in my day to day and survival that I was depriving myself of the richness that comes with life in Christ. Jesus said that He came that we may have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10). He didn’t stop at saying He came to give us life. No. He said that we may HAVE it more abundantly. Abundance means plenteous, excess, fruitful, overflowing…not just financially but holistically. The problem isn’t with God’s promises. It’s with us…the prospects of the promise. That’s why we have to renew our minds daily and allow the Spirit to transform us (Romans 12:2). We have to shift our perspective if we want to walk in our godly inheritance.
Do we deserve the goodness of God? We most certainly don’t but because of what Christ did on the cross, we are counted worthy. Worthy of life, love, and every promise in the book. The way we see ourselves in Him determines the direction of how we live. If we don’t feel we’re worthy of being loved, then we won’t be or even be able to accept the idea of Christ’s great love for us. We will compromise for scraps from the table when God has spread a buffet of goodness right in front of us. I had to learn that I am worthy. I’m worthy not because I’m so good but because He is so good and desires the best of everything for His children. He desires the best of health, peace, joy, and so much more. Until we see ourselves receiving those things, then we will settle for what we can get and live in mediocrity.
We are children because of the Most High God and we have been adopted into His heavenly family which makes us heirs of His inheritance. That inheritance is predicated on our acknowledgement of who we are in Him, not by what we have or the world has to offer.
That in itself is good news because we are inundated with worldly standards of what the “good life” is. The truth is there is no good life outside of the life Christ intended for us to live. There is no amount of anything this world may dangle before us that is more valuable than what God has to offer. When we know our worth, that truth becomes a very powerful reality and we can grab a hold of it.
In addition, no level of failure, disappointment, shame, or guilt can forfeit your inheritance or lower the standard of your worth that was validated on calvary. Nor does your family tree, the color of your skin, or the amount in your bank account determine whether or not you qualify to be whole and happy. It is our inheritance to be counted worthy as children of God. It is sealed and established in the heavens and on the earth. All we have to do is claim our rightful places, walk in authority, and find ourselves worthy enough to accept the gifts that our Father gives us so freely.
1 John 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
Accept it Beloved! You are Worthy!
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