What if you already have what you need?
From The Overflowing Life: A 14-Day Devotional
“Once I pay off my student loan and get a better job, I’ll start being generous.”
“When I have a bigger house, I will lead a group.”
“I just don’t have time to get involved.”
Too often, we believe the lie that we don’t have enough to make a difference. But we don’t stop to consider what we’re missing by waiting until life slows down, we have more space, or the business takes off.
In Exodus 6:6-8, God promised to bring Israel out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. He promised to free them from slavery and redeem them with an outstretched arm and mighty acts of judgment.
To see those promises fulfilled, Israel had to make a bold move. They had to trust God more than they trusted their own abilities. And they had to move forward not knowing exactly what would happen.
God kept His promises to Israel, and those same promises are on offer to us today. Jesus made a way for us to be saved, freed, filled with purpose, and included in God’s family.
When we take God up on those promises, we experience the full, abundant life Jesus describes: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
Jesus fills to overflow. He gives us all of Himself and then some. It’s what He does because it’s who He is. The enemy tries to convince us we don’t have enough. By focusing on what we don’t have, he hopes to keep us from the life God wants for us.
If we have a relationship with Jesus, we already have what we need to enjoy the abundant life God promised. All we have to do is take a step.
- What’s one area of your life where you feel like you don’t have enough? What would it look like to focus on God’s overflow instead?
- Jesus made a way for us to have an overflowing life. How is what God’s doing in you overflowing into the rest of the family of God?