When a person is positioned correctly, he or she can and is ready to receive all God has for them. The Bible often uses the word simple. The original term means ‘thick, dull, and sluggish’, and it describes those who are insensitive and unreceptive to the thoughts of others.
Positioning yourself to receive from God makes all the difference! For example, as you read this, if you position yourself to receive by saying to the Lord, ‘I will take action on what you show me,’ you’ll benefit more than if you read it just to be motivated or inspired. To resist or to receive – that’s a choice you make every day. Nothing dies quicker than a new idea in a closed mind. It’s impossible to learn if you think you already know it all.
One of the reasons Jesus reacted so strongly to the Pharisees was because they refused to receive what he had to say. A wrongly positioned mind is like a microscope that magnifies trifling things but can’t receive great ones. Every situation, properly viewed, is an opportunity. But opportunities can only ‘drop into your lap’ if you position your lap where opportunities drop.
When you don’t position yourself to receive, it’s like asking for a bushel while you’re holding a cup. Too often our minds are locked on one track. We’re looking for red so we overlook blue; we’re thinking ‘tomorrow’ and God is saying ‘now’. We’re looking everywhere, and the answer is right under our nose.
Do you want to receive from God? If yes, then you must believe in him and his promises for you; Trust him even when all the odds are against you and nothing seems to make sense; Be humble before God and to everyone around you “Pride always goes before a fall”; Stop slandering and judging others and avoid the temptation to constantly make yourself superior to others; Forgive and try to forget the wrongs done to you by others, forgive yourself and let go. Stop putting yourself in a position to judge other people and their way of life. Let him be the judge, that’s his job!
Be accountable for your own responsibilities first before you think you can be accountable for someone else’s. Be grateful to him for all he’s done so far. A grateful heart is a thankful heart and you can’t say thank you if you are not grateful. Remember that “He” needs and desires your worship and gratitude. No parent loves an ungrateful child, how much more our God.
God will speak to you through people, but unless you listen you won’t hear what he has to say. So today position yourself to receive.
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