Yesterday was one of those days where I was trying to figure out how certain dreams and visions I have would be financed. I was driving around trying to figure out how in the world this could happen. Then a few minutes later, I heard the statement that changed my life…literally! Holy Spirit said, “You are an heir and your money never runs out!” Immediately the burden that was beginning to weigh on me began to lift and in THAT moment I saw myself differently. I said it over and over again to myself…I AM AN HEIR.
When I thought about what an heir was, interestingly enough the first person that came to my mind was the socialite and heiress Paris Hilton. I know that she is working on some things now that has generated some wealth for her, but before that, all Miss Paris had was her name…”Hilton”. She lived a privileged life because of the name that she was born into. She was free to go and do whatever she wanted because of her name. Then I began thinking about the Name that I have been born into…Jesus! I am IN CHRIST and the Bible says in 1 John 4:17, “…as He is, so are we in this world”. Romans 8:17 says that because we are children of God, then we are also heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ. We have a right to live in this world and to obtain the life that Jesus lived and still has.
So what does that mean exactly? This means that we no longer need to walk around as paupers with our heads hung down wondering where our supply is coming from. An heir walks differently…an heir acts differently…an heir does things because they know that their supply is already taken care of. We have a perpetual supply of WHATEVER we need. This is not just about money or material things because Jesus was also filled with joy, peace, love, power and strength. He has authority and honor. He is majestic and royalty…and so are we. AS HE IS, so are we IN THIS WORLD!! Are you walking around feeling displaced? Are you feeling unimportant? Are you feeling inadequate? If so, why? You are an heir of everything that Jesus was and still is.
I love the story of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15. We oftentimes hear as it relates to love and mercy to those who go astray. As I read the story this morning again, I saw where the younger son asked for his inheritance and once he received it, he left. The Bible says that he “wasted his possessions with reckless living” and eventually lost everything. When he came to his right mind, he decided to go back home. This is where the story gets exciting for me because before he left, he received HIS PORTION of his inheritance, but when he returned from living a wasteful life, he was able to continue living a rich life because his father had MORE to share. Yes, when you are an heir, your supply never runs out. We know that in the natural, one bad decision can cause even the most wealthy family go bankrupt, but when you are an heir of the King of kings and the Lord of lords, your supply never runs out because it is stored in heaven where the moths and rust cannot destroy (Matthew 6:20)
How do you live a Beautiful L.Y.F.E? Embrace the fact that you are an heir and that you have an inheritance that is awaiting you while you are here on this earth. When you come down to what seems to be your last, it really isn’t your last because your supply is perpetual…God has more! When you are feeling down about who you are as a person, look up into the reflection of Christ and see yourself as whole, important and beautiful. This is the abundant life that Jesus came to give His children. He is the Lifter of our heads (Psalm 3). The earth is the Lords and everything in it, the world and all who live in it (Psalm 24:1 NIV). He owns this thing called earth. Today is Earth Day…take ownership of your inheritance and become the Heir…or Heiress that you are. Live your Life BEAUTIFULLY!!!!
Until next time…