Will you not take what your god Chemosh gives you? Likewise, whatever the LORD our God has given us, we will possess. Judges 11:24
There are some people who do not like to be given anything. They want to only take what they can get by their own abilities or powers. Feelings of jealousy will overtake others because they don’t want someone else to take what he was given.
While it is wrong to take what is not owned by one’s own self, it is acceptable to take what is given. especially when given by the greatest power and authority.
The Ammonites fought against the Israelites from taking the land God had given the. Jephthah told them that they would take what their god gave them, so the Israelites will take what God has given them.
In today’s society believers are not going in and physically taking over land from other people. Yet, God is still in the process of giving things to believers that they must be willing to go in and take possession of. The very beginning of what God gives is forgiveness and His love.
Many people struggle with accepting the forgiveness God offers. They feel that they are not worthy of it and have no authority to take possession of it.
In the same way many believers struggle with accepting God’s tremendous love. They would rather believe the lies of the enemy that they cannot have His love in their lives.
Believers must be willing to take a hold of what God is giving them, regardless of what it is and who says that they cannot have it.
God offers freedom from the bondage to sin, bad habits, hatred, jealousy, and more. God gives love, peace, joy, contentment, provisions, and any other need in the life of one who believes in and follows Him.
Ask yourself what God has already given you and if you have already taken possession of it. Do not allow yourself to believe the lies of the enemy that you cannot possess what God has given you.
Although God does give physical things, keep in mind that the spiritual things He gives is of much greater value because they last for eternity. Seek those greater things of His love, mercy, grace, peace and more and take possession of them.
See what God has in store for you to build you up and not tear you down.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God has given you; that you will take possession of what God has given you; that God will give you strength to reject the lies of the world; and that you will be all that God has for you to be.