Opinion

Position to receive

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

‘The wise listen to others.’ Proverbs 12:15 NLT.

Positioning yourself to receive makes all the difference!

You position yourself to receive by saying to the Lord, ‘I will take action on what You show me’.

Action makes all the difference. You can be motivated and inspired but that won’t benefit you nearly as much as acting on the inspiration.

To resist or to receive — that’s a choice you make every day.

Nothing dies quicker than a new idea in a closed mind.

It’s impossible to learn if you think you already know it all.

One of the reasons Jesus reacted so strongly to the Pharisees was because they refused to receive what He had to say.

A wrongly positioned mind is like a microscope that magnifies trifling things but can’t receive great ones.

Every situation, properly viewed, is an opportunity. But opportunities can only ‘drop into your lap’ if you position your lap where opportunities drop.

When you don’t position yourself to receive, it’s like asking for a tonne of blessing while holding a teaspoon in expectation.

Too often our minds are locked on one track. We’re looking for red so we overlook blue; we’re thinking ‘tomorrow’ and God is saying ‘now’ — or thinking ‘now’ when He’s saying ‘tomorrow’.

We’re looking everywhere and the answer is right under our nose.

When people are positioned correctly, they’re ready to receive all God has for them.

The Bible often uses the word simple. The original term means ‘thick, dull, and sluggish’, and it describes those who are insensitive and unreceptive to the thoughts of others.

God will speak to you through people, but unless you listen you won’t hear what He has to say. So today, position yourself to receive.

~ Contributed by Captain Sandra Walmsley of the Salvation Army, on behalf of the Combined Churches of Deniliquin.