Although he failed to really expantiate on that statement, as I meditated on it, I soon realise the profound message it carried. We all know the first commision God gave to man when He created him. How He commanded man to be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it and have dominion over it (Genesis 1: 28). Before this commision, in the same verse, the scriptures recorded that God blessed man (and woman). In other words, He empowered tham to be able to fulfil the commision that was to follow. So when man was eventually formed and placed in the garden of eden, God owed man virtually nothing as he (man) has already been empowered and positioned to carry out this divine mandate. In like manner, you have been empowered and positioned to prosper unless you are not in your garden. Every man has his God given garden: his purpose, calling and destiny. Locate you garden and function therein.
Both within and aroung Adam, was everything he needed to be fulfiled in life. Every resources he would need was there, if not within him, it was around him including that from which Eve, an help meet, was formed.
God owes you nothing but has carefully packaged within and around you every resources you would need to be succesful in life.
We often hear statements like "there are no enough resources to go round". But is this true? I don't think so!
People say there is no money in the country, but I tell you, there is more than enough to make evry citizen live comfortably.
The truth is, there is enough resources within and around you to be whatever you want to be.
However, the problem is that most of us are seeking opportunities instead of accessing and maximising the resources at our disposal. Example is how we scramble for paid jobs...lol. Harness and maximise them, they in turnn will attract opportunities to you. A man's gift maketh way for him, and bringeth him before great men (proverbs 18:16).
Resources are not scarce, it is opportunities that are.
The parable of the talents in Matthew 25 captures this truth vividly. The master gave every one of his servants talents some five, some two and some one according to thier several abilities. He gave them talents ( resources) according to thier individual abilities. As long as thier master was concerned, he owed them nothing. Whatever life they chose to live, was a function of what they do with the talents. Notice that the opportunities (or privileges) available to them at the return of thier master was contigent on thier usage of the talents (rescources) he gave to them.
Who told you that there is nothing in your hands? When that widow whose late husband's creditor came to take her two sons met Elisha, in II Kings 4:1-3, the prophet said unto her, "tell me, what hast thou in the house?" Thank God she realised that she had something and it was from what she had that what she needed came from.
When the disciples of Jesus met him to complain about how to feed the multitude, it was from what they had amongst them that what they needed to feed the thousands came from.
Adam didn't have a wife but he had a rib from which a wife was formed for him. Blind Bartimeaus didn't have sight, but he used what he had, a voice, to get what he needed, sight.
Identify and maximise what you have today and watch God use it (or them) to make you the man or woman He created you to be.
Folk! What do you have? Do you know God owes you nothing? He has packaged everything you need within and around you.
The english alphabet are twenty six in number but through permutation and combination, the words we can create with them are innumerable. The same with numbers, we have natural numbers ranging from 0 to 9 (hope am correct?) from which every pther number imaginable is derived from.
All truth are parallel and the above is true even in life. The message is that you can with the resources you have within and around you, recreate your world. Do you have potentials, talents, gifts, money, or people? Which ever you have can be utilized and harnessed to attract (or create) that which you lack but need to be successfu in life.
God owes you nothing! What has He not done for you ? He has given you resources and a brain to put them to good use and above all, He gave you His son, Jesus, His word and the Holy Spirit. What you make out of all these is soley your responsibility and not God's
Go in this might and prosper!