Do you believe that you have enough to live the abundant life? Some may ask, “enough what?” “All I see is lack.” “All I feel is my affliction.”
When we understand how the Kingdom works, we will realize that more than enough for every need is available right now. The problem is our focus.
If I could give one word of counsel that would fit every possible situation and challenge, it would be this: Stop focusing on your need and start recognizing your seed!
It isn’t our need that deserves our focus, time and attention. Most of us, when challenged by a negative circumstance, sickness or need, focus on that need. We take every thought captive to the need. We meditate on it day and night. We talk about it to others. Our lives revolve around the problem and pain.
The disciples were frequently guilty of this. When Jesus saw the multitude following Him with no food, He turned to His disciples and said, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” He said, “Bring them here to Me.” (Mt. 14:16-18)
Like most of us they responded by focusing on the need. “We have ONLY…” When Jesus confronted the lame man at the pool of Bethesda, he responded when Jesus asked if he wanted to be well, “I have no man to help me.” He was allowing his focus on his need to control his life.
The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. (Luke 11:34)
What we see will determine how we live. If we can only see lack, need, pain and failure, that will be our future. If we approach every challenge with the phrases, “I have ONLY,” or “I have no one to help me,” our futures will reflect those apparent limitations.
If we can shift our focus to the resources of God within us, everything changes.
“that the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.” (Philemon 1:6)
Within the heart of every believer there exist the divine resources to change our destinies. Our resources are not impacted by the natural world and our circumstances. Our resources are spiritual and far more powerful than the natural afflictions that surround us.
Our resources are the seeds of God’s grace. They include His Name, His Word, His covenant, His blood, His Spirit, His gifts, His promises, His armor, His keys, His authority, His faith, His joy and His peace. We often feel so overwhelmed with our circumstances that we may not even believe that these resources lie within every born again heart. But they do. And they must be sown as seeds.
If we could simply open our spiritual eyes and recognize the wealth of God’s seeds within, we would be on the road to victory. Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is as a man scattering seed on the ground. We are all sowing seed. The question is, what seed are we sowing? What are we focused on? What are we seeing? Stop focusing on your need and start recognizing your seed!
Consider the words of Isaiah:
“Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To loose the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the heavy burdens,
To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?
7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
When you see the naked, that you cover him,
And not hide yourself from your own flesh?
8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning,
Your healing shall spring forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;
You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
“If you take away the yoke from your midst,
The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,
10 If you extend your soul to the hungry
And satisfy the afflicted soul,
Then your light shall dawn in the darkness,
And your darkness shall be as the noonday.
11 The Lord will guide you continually,
And satisfy your soul in drought,
And strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. (Isa. 58:6-11)
Do you see it? It is in giving that we receive. God was speaking to those who needed healing, answers, guidance and strength. Yet, rather than ministering to their need, the Lord exhorted them to sow and give what they had. They had enough to unlock their abundant provision. It all depended on their focus.
You have enough right now to change your destiny. You have enough to break free from that which afflicts you. It all begins with your focus. What do you see?
The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light. (Luke 11:34)
The seeds of healing are in your heart right now. The seeds of peace, joy, authority and abundant life are waiting to be sown. Speak His words. Open your spiritual eyes to your abundant future. Take your eyes off of the need and start seeing your seed.