God is saying that many have been putting in all that they have. You feel like you are operating in poverty because you have not seen or experienced the tipping point.
"I [God] tell you that the sacrifices you have been making have accumulated on the scales. The scales are getting ready to tip."
The other day I was sitting on the edge of the bed, and the container that we throw our loose change in caught my eye. It's a tall glass container. God immediately brought me to the Scripture about the widow's mite.
"Looking up, He saw the rich people putting their gifts into the treasury. And He saw a poor widow putting in two small copper coins. He said, 'Truly I say to you, this poor widow has put in [proportionally] more than all of them; for they all put in gifts from their abundance; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on'" (Luke 21:1-4, AMP).
Do not be discouraged.
Some have been struggling with heavy discouragement. The Father says, "Do not be discouraged, for discouragement serves to keep the scale from tipping and delays favor and blessing. It is time to repent from discouragement and adjust your focus. Remember, I am the God who redeems and restores, and I am faithful to keep my promises."
Hebrews 11 reminds us of many who saw the fullness of the promises of God in earth and others who only saw them from afar: "And all of these, though they gained [divine] approval through their faith, did not receive [the fulfillment of] what was promised, because God had us in mind and had something better for us, so that they [these men and women of authentic faith] would not be made perfect [that is, completed in Him] apart from us" (Heb. 11:29-40).
God says, "Too many have been looking with earthly perspective and understanding rather than My perspective and understanding."
We are in a season where many things will not add up in the natural, but God is shifting seasons to make what He has deemed come to pass. Some will see this happen "now," while others are to see the breakthrough from afar. "Take delight in both, for I will not delay says the Lord God of Heaven's Army, but it will come to pass in my time."
When the widow put those small "mites" into the offering, it looked like "too little" in the natural. The widow never knew the impact of that moment. God says, "Never underestimate the impact that the seemingly little contribution can have."
How far is our understanding from that of God's? Presently, there is an invitation to adjust our thinking to a heavenly perspective. The little contributions toward the kingdom of heaven are piling up on the scales, and a tipping point is about to be reached! Begin to thank Him now for the abundance that is breaking forth. Are you ready to make the necessary adjustments needed to tip the scale?
Accelerate the Tipping Point
Ask Holy Spirit to reveal any time you have been discouraged by the "little" and at which time you developed an attitude of poverty or lack. Intentionally shift your focus through praise and thanksgiving. Remember, we enter His courts with thanksgiving and His gates with praise (Ps. 100:4).
Also, remember that a seemingly insignificant act, when fueled by the power of heaven, carries the significant impact that can tip the scale in ways we can't even imagine.
Ruth Hendrickson is an ordained pastor, itinerant speaker, ministry trainer and board-certified biblical counselor who has extensive experience in the development, training and oversight of emotional healing ministry teams, recovery ministries, prophetic ministry, prayer ministries and women's ministry. In addition, she is a course facilitator for Patricia King Institute and Charisma courses. She writes for Elijah List and Charisma and has a podcast titled Real Truth with Ruth. Through biblically based teachings and practical applications infused with love and laughter, her goal is to introduce people not only to the living God who saves but also to the God who desires an intimate relationship with each one of us. Her latest book, Everyday Prophetic, will help you find the prophetic voice that God has given you. Visit her at her website at ruthhendrickson.org or find her on Facebook and listen to her podcast Real Truth with Ruth.
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