Happy Wednesday! Today, I want to take this opportunity to talk about the well-known story of the prodigal son. “And He said, ‘A man had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ So he divided his wealth between them.” (Luke 15:11-12)
I’m sure you’ve heard this story before, but today we’re going to look at it from a different perspective. The younger son squanders his entire inheritance in a distant country, just as the country enters an extreme famine, leaving him poor and hungry. The son had great wealth awaiting him, but he lacked the maturity and skills to properly manage it.
When you look at our society, you’ll see we have the exact same mindset. Everyone wants everything… NOW! We crave instant savings, we want to get rich quick, we live on fast food! We’ve become a “microwave” society! We want it all NOW, we want to be successful NOW, we want to be out of debt NOW.
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When I was pregnant with my oldest son, Cabe, I couldn’t wait for him to be born! I would’ve given anything to rush ahead to the part when he was in my arms. But he was still growing, and if I had rushed it, he would not have survived in the world! His heart and lungs wouldn’t have been strong enough.
And of course, once he arrived, I couldn’t wait for him to sleep through the night. Then I couldn’t wait for him to be potty-trained. But those developmental stages were all necessary. Looking back now, I wouldn’t have skipped a second of it! Not only did Cabe need to go through all those stages to become the amazing man and husband he is today, but I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything.
Think about the things in your life you rush or “can’t wait for.” They may seem so far off, but have peace in knowing you are still developing, maturing and being prepared! Don’t be the son who rushes to get his inheritance, then loses it all due to a lack of maturity. Click here to become the child who can be trusted with your inheritance.
The truth is, if you can be faithful with the little things, you will be made ruler over much. But if you squander what you have, you prove you aren’t ready for the wealth awaiting you. Whether it’s money, success or whatever else you just can’t wait for in your life… remember, some of the best things in life are WORTH the wait!
Are you being faithful with the small things? Or are you trying to cut corners and rush your inheritance? Tell me in your comments below and be sure to share today’s message with your friends and family.
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In great faith,
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