When we desire more we must first consider if we are ready for more. Often we ask for more than we are prepared to take on. God being a loving Father who oversees all things knows our capacity to sustain and steward the things we ask for.
The question you must ask yourself is, “Am I prepared to receive more?”
Someone who is prepared for MORE has already been FAITHFUL with what they have been given. Luke 16:10 “Whoever is faithful with very little is also faithful with a lot, and whoever is dishonest with very little is also dishonest with a lot." Evaluate yourself. What are you doing to steward the relationships, the resources, and the dreams God has given you?
Here are some good question to ask yourself:
Am I content with what I have in my life right now?
Am I at peace with my finances?
Have I invested in my talent/abilities?
Am I generous with what has been given to me?
Am I looking for ways to multiply what I’ve been entrusted me with?
Do I spend time investing into others and their dreams?
Based upon how you answered some of these questions you probably have a better idea of how you are currently stewarding what you have already been given. Of course we will all have room for improvement, but if you really desire more you will focus on becoming a better steward of what you already have. Let’s look at some key points to becoming a better facilitator of your resources so that you can become the faithful steward who is entrusted with more!
If you want more you cannot allow fear, doubt, or low self-esteem to keep you from developing your gifts. Do not let these thoughts limit your generosity or make you hesitant to step out in faith. A good steward has first learned to take every thought captive making it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5 ). You must not allow simple thought patterns to keep you from being a faithful steward. You are responsible to guard what you have been given and watch it multiply.
Once you push past the mind you must become a person of action. A good steward is someone who is willing to take risk! Faith always requires action! How far are you willing to go with the dreams in your heart? How much are you willing to pour into the relationships you have been given? Are you doing everything you can to develop your talents? (Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”) Don’t just hold on to what you are asking for, learn to develop it.
Once you see yourself receiving what you are asking for maintain it, build it, make it grow! It is your responsibility to move from glory to glory opening yourself up to receiving more from God! A good steward learns to ask for the impossible! You can have all that you ask according to his name if you are willing to contend for it! Everything you receive is an opportunity to further develop God’s Kingdom and establish her purposes here on earth. It is worth your effort to become a good steward of what you have been given so that you are playing an active role in bringing God’s kingdom here on Earth.
Don’t be afraid to ask for more, but always be willing to expand your capacity to receive. You can handle more than you think!