That’s Mine…

For everything belongs to YOU
1 Corinthians 3:21 & 22

Have you ever heard kids squabbling over a belonging? “It’s mine!” they each argue. They continue fighting & reasoning until one wins and the others relinquish the treasure. The victor leaves, valiantly holding the prize, with a great feeling of pleasure & accomplishment.

In today’s verse the Apostle Paul tells us that everything is ours. In the following verse he says that the world, life & death, the present & the future already belong to us. This means we don’t have to quarrel & fight with the enemy or other people for them. They’re already ours!

When we belong to Christ our past and our yesterday have gone. They don’t belong to us anymore. So why keep trying to hold onto them? It’s better to release them to God and then get a good hold of what does belong to us: the present & the future. God’s plan is to prosper us and give us future and hope [Jeremiah29:11].

This week let’s start creating a great future rather than holding onto a difficult and destructive past. When the enemy tries to bring up our past let’s tell him about our future and exactly what God is doing. We’ll hold the future like a treasured prize displaying it valiantly with a look of pleasure & accomplishment. Both the present and the future are ours so let’s not squander them; let’s make them flourish!