During a season of collections, I encountered thousands of debtors who were offered an opportunity to break out of financial bondage. Subsequently, I was rewarded for leading those who took advantage of this opportunity – the larger the debt, the greater the reward.
An individual could clear their debt in 3 installments of $1000 per month – but we would offer them 15 payments of $200 per month; because that’s what “we” could afford. The rewards of that recovery could have been larger, but we’ve asked for too little over too long of a period because we viewed that debtor’s balance through the lens of our own financial limitations.
God owes us nothing, but He has rewards greater than anything we could imagine. He wants to give us more than our dreams can contain. Unfortunately, many of us see God through the lens of our own limitations. Therefore, we tend to subsconsiously (and consciously) ask God for “sippy-cup” blessings, when He’s able and willing to pour out a gallon jug.
Why are we so scared to ask for what we want…what we really, really want? Why do we only ask for God to help us get by when He has enough to give us to where we can be a tremendous blessing to others? Why do we ask for a job when we are called to own a business? Why do we only ask God to get us out of debt when we are destined to be a lender? Why do we ask for peace in just our situation when we are meant to counsel others and usher them towards God’s peace? Why do we act like GOD doesn’t have MORE than what we need?
As a result, we get exactly what we ask for — when we were destined to have so much more.