A couple of days ago, I asked Eva what she would tell you right now if she had the chance. Her answer? “Tell them that God has so much more for them in this life. Tell them that they’re barely scratching the surface.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Which has never stopped me from trying.
Some years ago, a private investigator in Bolivia was hired to find a 67-year old homeless man wanted on some minor drug charges in Chile – a man named Thomas Martinez. The detective looked everywhere, finally tracking Martinez down to a small pub in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
Just as the detective walked through the front door of the bar, Martinez slipped out the back … before he could hear the news the investigator had been hired to deliver. A family member had died, leaving Martinez an inheritance of over six million U.S. dollars.
This wealthy-though-he-doesn’t-know-it homeless man is still missing. He still has no idea about the huge inheritance just waiting for him to claim. How sad is that?
About as sad as what happens with so many of us. We walk through life, day after day, with no idea of the amazing inheritance God has waiting for us right here, right now. The freedom, power, peace, and destiny we’re expected to see, pursue, and claim on this side of heaven. All bought and paid for through what Jesus accomplished on the cross.
If you can’t see your inheritance, you won’t pursue it. And if you don’t pursue it, you can’t claim it. So lift up your eyes and see it. Don’t be content with what you’ve seen, heard, or experienced in life so far. And don’t be limited by your own small thinking or the small thinking of others. Start with the truth that God has so much more for you in this life, more than you could ever dream of or imagine.
As much as you’ve already experienced God’s kingdom inheritance in your life, know that there’s a whole lot more waiting for you. Truth is, till now, you’ve just been dangling your toes in the kiddie pool. Look up! There’s a huge Olympic-sized pool just beyond the fence of your imagination that’s inviting you to dive in and explore its depths.
But don’t stop there. Look up again. And discover that you’re within spitting distance of a Pacific-ocean’s worth of God’s inheritance that makes the Olympic-sized pool look like a tiny drop of water. Welcome to the fathomless riches that God has waiting for your life.
If you can’t see it, you won’t pursue it. And if you don’t pursue it, you can’t claim it. Please don’t be content to dangle your toes in the kiddie pool of life. Look up! See the unbelievable inheritance that Jesus died to give you. And make it your lifelong passion to dive in and explore these amazing depths.
“Tell them that God has so much more for them in this life. Tell them that they’re barely scratching the surface.” Thanks for the encouragement, Eva!