(Your Success In Life Isn’t Tied To Any Place In The World)
TO THE BIBLE: John 16:15 MSG
“Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I’ve said, ‘He takes from me and delivers to you.”
Often, when young people are asked questions such as where they’d wish to live or study in, they respond with names of seemingly prestigious cities and countries. Some tend to think that being in such places would help make them more successful in their future careers.
As a Christian, you ought to think differently because your success or greatness in life isn’t tied to where you live, where you were born, who your parents are, or what school you attend. It’s about who you are in Christ.
Jesus said, “Everything the Father has is also mine” (John 16:15 MSG). Nobody ever talked like Jesus! Imagine His audacious words in the verse above! And the beautiful thing is that He’s made it so for you too.
Romans 8:17 says you’re an heir of God and a joint heir with Christ. Hallelujah! In 1 Corinthians 3:21, the Apostle Paul said, “Therefore let no one boast in men. For all things are yours.” He went further in the 22nd verse to say the world is yours.
How can anyone know this and be in lack or want? Notice he didn’t say the world belongs to those who live in the “best” countries of the world. It doesn’t matter what city you’re in or what school you attend; in Christ, all things are yours.
Think about it: where was Jesus born? A tiny town in a small country! But from that small country, He dominated the world. He told His disciples, “Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
His earthly nativity or geographical location couldn’t limit him. Peter understood it and declared, “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3).
If you’d accept, meditate and live by this truth, you wouldn’t be intimidated by anything, whether circumstances, powers, or government. You’d think big because you’re conscious that the world belongs to you in Christ Jesus.
You’re an heir of the Sovereign God. The Word declares that all things are yours; have this consciousness and live in dominion and self-sufficiency every day.
1 Corinthians 3:21-23: 2 Peter 1:3 CEV
God’s divine power has given me all things that pertain to life and godliness. I have no lack or want. I’m the seed of Abraham; therefore, the world is mine; all things are mine because I’m an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ. Blessed be God!
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 6:19-7:1-6, Genesis 20-22
Acts 7:43-53, Nehemiah 12
Thank the Lord for the life of glory He’s brought us into.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.