Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure, we ask ourselves  who am l to be gorgeous, talented, brilliant and fabulous actually who are you not to be, we were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us and as we let our light shine we subconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” From a movie called Akeelah and the Bee

There has never been a time in history when most people did not believe that possessing great wealth was the key to happiness .Yet time and again we have seen millionaires and billionaires who lead miserable lives.

We have watched their children wander through life aimlessly, doing one self destructive thing after another. For example, the likes of celebrities such as Lindesay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, they have all the worth you could ever possible want, but still you can see by the way they are portrayed in the tabloids that they lead miserable and empty lives. Some have even used their wealth to destroy others. Why? Because their wealth consisted of temporal things, not eternal. Do not get me wrong, though, material wealth is not evil in and of itself. Ten rand in the hands of a criminal or a pastor is still ten rand! The bible says it is the love of the money that is root of all evil.

Mankind must avoid being controlled and owned by material wealth. Let`s suppose that a father says to his daughter or son “That car out in the drive way is yours. Here are the keys , do with it as you please.”

Does that car belong to the son? Yes, because the father has said so. Has he possessed it yet? Not until he goes it yet? Not until he goes out there, gets in it, turns the key in the ignition, and drives away. It`s his, but he has yet to take it.

It sounds like a paradox to say, “it`s yours” and then to say  “Go, take it,” but that`s the position God puts us in. The problem people have is that they don’t know what is already theirs. And even they know, they do not believe it or act on it.

Before the son could go out and get in that car and drive away, he would have to know and believe that his father had said to him, “Son, that car is your car. I have given it to you.”Do you believe God owns what you need? Do you even believe that God actually wants to give you what you need?

The first step to possessing our inheritance is knowing and believing that God has what we need. The second step is personally taking possession of what has been decreed, bequeathed, or given to us.

Most believers seem to spend their entire lives reading the will and shouting over the contract, but never moving out and obtaining what God has given them. Everything you could possibly need is available to you in the full measure you could ever desire it. Let me assure you today, you are rich beyond measure. But you still have to take hold of what God has promised you and what God has already given you. Tremendous life changing, abundant blessings are waiting for us if we will only pursue them and possess them in faith.