One of the major issues we (Christians) have with God is…the portions He entrusts to us. We can easily get dissatisfied with our portions. We can easily see how what we have is not enough. We can easily compare our portions with the portions of others. We can easily ask God why we don’t have it like they do, why we aren’t like them and why we can’t do it like they do. Interestingly, we can also easily notice how our discontentment puts us in a place that is far from good. Finally, if we are being honest and sincere, we can also easily begin to see God as unjust. Nevertheless, our heavenly Father is a just God and that can never change. Which means it is our perception of Him that has to change… not Him.
God isn’t going to change Who He is in other to make us feel good. He loves us beyond anything we can ever imagine, but He won’t change to make us feel good. God’s plan will always be about getting us to meet Him where He is. Therefore, even when He came low to earth, He wasn’t trying to be like us. He wasn’t trying to come down to the level we operate. He came down low to meet us where we are, in other to breach the gap that is keeping us from becoming like Him…from coming up to Him.
When we understand that God isn’t like us, doesn’t operate from our level and won’t change in other to make us feel good, it will be very easy to understand that some of the issues we have with God wouldn’t be in the picture if we can only understand and see things from His perspective. God’s perspective will heal and cure so many things in our lives. Seeing from God’s perspective means renewing our mind with God’s Word. It means, “I refuse to see and understand things away from the Light that only illuminates from God’s Word.” God says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways… For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
This post has one mission: to help you see your portion in a different light. When I say “in a different light,” I mean to see your portion in the Light of God’s Word. I honestly pray you see and understand beyond these words…and I hope you said, “Amen” to that prayer.
There’s nothing wrong with your portions from God
The key words are, “Portions from God” because there might be things in your life that aren’t from God to you. The Holy Spirit helps us identify those that are from God. If it is from God, then there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it. If you have “one”, and others have “a thousand” you aren’t at disadvantage…as long as it is from God. This is how it is in the kingdom of God. 2 Peter 3:8 says, “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (NIV) Before God, one is as good as a thousand and a thousand is as good as one.
Numbers don’t limit God. Gosh! He proved that to us several times in the Bible. Gideon and his 32,000 soldiers were already outnumbered by more than four to one, yet God reduced the soldiers from 32,000 to 10,000 and finally to just 300. This same God made the strolling feet of four lepers to be a mighty host of army. He used five loads and two fishes to feed thousands. Two different troupes of soldiers came to arrest one man that wasn’t experienced in war (Elijah) but they couldn’t get a hold of the man, because they were defeated to death. The captain of the last troupe had to beg that man to spare their lives. What’s the amount of your portion again? And most importantly, Who entrusted your portions to you, man or God? If God, then take the chill pill from the Holy Spirit because there’s nothing wrong with your portions. Your portions are more than enough.
When we study the scriptures, we see that most of the ideologies we hold tightly aren’t from God. They are just birthed from the environment and cultural background we find ourselves. And most of these ideologies that aren’t biblical are foolishness before God, even when men consider them the highest height of wisdom. Here is what the Bible says about the wisdom of the world, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate. Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” 1 Corinthians 1:19-20
If you’re supposed to preach Jesus to nations, your current location and geography can’t affect that in anyway. If you’re supposed to be a beautiful light that can’t be ignored in the educational space, your educational background isn’t powerful enough to dim your brightness. The God in you is more than enough. He is the force that makes you; it isn’t the physical amount of your portion that makes you. He created the entire universe out of nothingness. Your “small portion” is more than enough platform for Him to do beyond the unthinkable. You just have to renew your mind.
So, when we feel bad about our portions, and try to picture God as being unjust, it only reveals something to us. It reveals how much we don’t understand the privileges we have in Christ Jesus. It shows us how we are limiting God. It shows us how much we focus on our portion than we focus on God.
God isn’t an unjust God. God isn’t an author of confusion. God doesn’t have favourite children. He loves us equally, through different reflections though. Most times, we just believe that because His reflection towards us is different, He is being unjust. However, the different reflections comes from one Source, and all reflections has the FULLNESS of the Source…the FULLNESS of God.
Here is another angle to this portion thing
Sometimes we shy away from things God will have us do, because we feel we don’t have enough time to do them. We can feel that our portions are overwhelming enough, and we have limited time to do so much. We can feel that our portions demand so much from us, and that only means we have to step away from some things. Yes, our portions from God will definitely shut some persons, places and things out. Nonetheless, there are still other things God will have us pay close attention to; even when it looks like our portions won’t let us. So, it’s more like, they’re part of our portions, but we think they aren’t…or say, we don’t know they are.
Now, this is where I get to give examples in other to drive my point home. If you take out that hour, from the hours that is never enough, to spend time with God, you’ll still have time to do what you’re supposed to do. God can give you an hour that is equivalent to ten hours. If you learn to push aside everything that needs your urgent attention, in other to be present in the lives of the ones God has entrusted to you…you’ll still find time to pay close attention to every other thing in your life. You don’t always have to be on the run, because you believe if you’re not running things will go bad. You’re not the one making things not to go bad…ask folks that ticked all the boxes and still had things go really bad. I’m not saying we shouldn’t work hard or give in our best, but we have to understand that the efforts we put into making things work in this life are just tiny details God gave to us to keep us responsible and occupied. If God decides to pause the life of a man…no amount of effort will play his life. Sometimes, God will have you take an easy walk. Other times, He’ll have you just stand still. This is what I’m so learning from the Holy Spirit this season.
The conclusion of the matter is remove your focus from every other thing you see in the physical and make God your only focus.
My prayer for you and me:
May we see our lives and everything that concerns it from God’s perspective…may we find gratitude and contentment, like never before…may our lives never be the same. Amen.
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