A man once robbed a bank in Ottawa, Canada, stealing $6,000. But the interesting part of the story is this: When they arrested him and took him to jail, they discovered he’d used a 1918 Colt revolver to commit that crime. Now, anyone who knows anything about guns already understands the point of this story. This gun was valued at more than $100,000, yet this man robbed a bank for only $6,000. He could have simply sold the gun and walked away with more than ten times what he got in the robbery. But he didn’t sell the gun because he didn’t know the worth of what he held in his hand.
Similarly, if you ever discover all that you have in your relationship with God and your faith walk with Him, you’ll understand that you don’t have to settle for cheap substitutes. You don’t have to spend your time stuck in a prison of bitterness, resentment, regret, hopelessness or blame. Rather, if you just look at the value of what you already have in God by faith and how it can be used to bring about a greater good and God’s glory, then you, too, will experience the fullness of His promises made manifest in your life.