Yesterday, we considered the fact that God gives us a measure of the anointing to operate in our sphere of calling and divine assignment. Today, we shall look at how to operate in your own measure. If you operate above your measure, whether as a believer or as a minister, you become unreal, fake and lose authenticity. You have a measure of divine grace given you by the Lord, to be all that He assigned you in His programme. The Bible speaks about ‘the measure of faith’ in Romans 12:3: “ For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”
Here, Paul was teaching from the measure of grace and divine donation that he had received from the Lord. He was talking as an apostle, prophet and a teacher. We all start with ‘the same measure of faith’ and as you exercise yourself in godliness you’re able to experience divine realities. God does not want us to operate above the measure of faith we have. We are all equal in sonship but not in assignment. If you say you won’t call any pastor for prayers, be sure you have the divine measure to handle the matter you’re dealing with. Many believers get into problem when they try to operate above the measure of their faith. Many things of God in our lives operate in measures. Measures can be increased or reduced depending on our faithfulness or unfaithfulness. We grow, we increase, we expand, our spirit man develops, our faith increases, our love grows, our understanding increases and we grow in wisdom. Be faithful in your measure and more will be given.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive grace to be faithful with the measure of faith that you have given me. I commit to grow my faith in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Jeremiah 51:1-53, Titus 2:1-15, Psalm 99:1-9, Proverbs 26:17