Have you ever prayed to God for something, received it, then realized that the requirements to maintain it were much greater than you ever imagined? Did the excitement from the blessing wear off once you began to focus on the portion that contained the challenges and requirements of the new contract between you and God, (often referred to as the “fine print”)? Did it cause you to question if you even wanted it anymore? It is a crazy feeling to have. The emotions that you experience can include guilt, confusion, remorse, and insecurity. If you are not sure what God’s purpose for you is, those emotions, although perfectly normal, might lead you to abort your mission of destiny.
“When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.” Luke 12:48
For every level of success that you obtain there will be a higher threshold of discomfort that you must be able to withstand as you settle in to a new normal. As responsibilities change and shape you into the person that God has created you to be, you must remember that every new experience is designed to give you the character that is needed to get the job done. Focusing on the fine print can be overwhelming but in the end very empowering if you don’t allow it to defeat you. It is empowering because at first glance fear tries to take over. After you face this fear head on and decide to focus on the big picture instead which is your purpose and the blessing itself, you find that with the help of God you are actually well equipped to handle these requirements. You were built for this! They will just take some getting use to. You often find that you have to grow in to each level of your destiny and after a while you are then prepared for a promotion to an even higher level that will take you to your next step.
So don’t shy away from the “fine print”. It is here that you will find God’s strength and your growth. It is in the challenges that you overcome that you can stand confident and discover who God has really made you to be, an overcomer and a victorious conqueror in his name.