It is not the will of God for you to be small.
Jeremiah 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
So God is saying that as He multiplies us, He will glorify us. Smallness therefore, is not godliness.
To be small does not make you look like God at all.
God wants you big. Not all winners in life sweat to win. Covenant abundance means you do not sweat to succeed. There is a difference between hard work and hard life.
Adam never lived in lack until he fell. Jesus, the second Adam, never knew any lack all through His life here on earth. In times of challenges and lack, He knew what to do as He did in the incident of the feeding of the 5,000 in John 6.
What Adam lost to satan, Jesus recovered to us. However, enjoying it is conditional. Jesus said,
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
If you do not know the truth, hardship continues! Ignorance therefore is the reason why many are still in lack. Because the Bible says;
Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.
The Amplified Bible renders it this way; “But the way of the ignorant is hard.” So hardship is a function of ignorance.
If you are passing through any kind of hardship, the reason is because you are ignorant.
Isaiah 5:13 Therefore, my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
Lack of knowledge is the reason why many Christians are passing through hardship; not because of the economy of the country.
If it so, why are others prospering? I want you to know that hardship is not strange. Our covenant fathers saw famine in their days but in the midst of it, they prospered (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph).
If you know what to do in the midst of any hardship, you will come out on top. You can disappoint disappointments with knowledge. That is, when you know what to do, you can walk out of every disappointment.
For you to enjoy covenant abundance on your way to the top, sitting down to think is very important.
Not just mere thinking, but productive thinking. Most times when Christians are facing a challenge, people are quick to ask them, “have you prayed?” rarely does anyone ask, “have you spent time to think about this issue?” Analytical thinking will bring you out of any hardship. There is a time to pray and a time to sit down and think.
Isaiah 30:7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.
That is, stop running to unbelievers; that is not where the answer is. Your strength is in you sitting down to think.
When people have financial challenge, their minds always run first to man, “maybe that my uncle can help me.” But I am challenging you to an approach that never ceases to work. Sit down and think! Handle issues productively. Sit down and use your brain to get the gain you desire.
Isaiah 30:15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
Luke 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
There is a great treasure inside of you but God will not give you all the answer until you sit down. You have put in all manner of prayer request everywhere, yet nothing has happened.
Isaiah 30:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
Every time you come to a cross-road, know that there is an answer somewhere and the answer is inside you not in your running around.
I am not saying that prayer is not important; the church need to move on to productive thinking.
The prodigal son did not pray any prayer; he sat down to think and then he found the way out. Then he arose and moved out of abject poverty without prayers and no devil could stop him (Luke 15:17-20).
This is not just mere intellectual exercise but rubbing your mind with the Creator’s mind for divine inspiration that will bring you out of the situation you are in.
That is not learnt in school. It is time to start reasoning. Begin now to engage the mind of Christ which you received at new birth.
Say to yourself, “I will start thinking.”