Minister's Minute: Get ready for more

More… is something we all seek. We want more stuff, more opportunities, more possibilities, more… God wants to give you more, but like every good parent he wants the growth you gain to be the growth you keep.

He wants his kids to grow in strength, not just height. He wants our lives to increase not just in opportunity, but more importantly in maturity and love for others.

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“More” comes with greater responsibility and that means a stretch in many areas of our lives. More will stretch your attitudes, discipline, mindset and willingness. The responsibilities that come with “more” exposes what is often hidden within us. Ambition, pride, hurt, wrong motives, insecurity and jealously are all revealed in the intensity of increase.

Jesus told his disciples before you go out you need to check your heart. He challenged their priorities, corrected their unbelief and at times questioned their motives.

Are you ready for the “more” that's coming? We need to build now what will help secure our future later. Build your relationship with God. Build your character. It’s better to build a life now for increase than get to a place where the increase sinks you. The Bible teaches us how to handle His increase. 

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things.

Don’t allow the “more” to expose the lack in your character and your goodness, but rather let its pending arrival propel your preparation. More is not just for you. It’s for others.

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