God has gave every man "a" or "the" measure of faith. We all have faith. So even unbelievers have this gift... God clearly exists! Even nature knows it! Every thing that has breath must praise The Lord & every knee shall bow. So when we don't use what we have or ACTIVATE our faith, we're actually rejecting the power, doubting, or without knowledge of our God given gifts. As members of the Body of Christ, we must all use our gifts so that all of the parts of His Body can function how God wants it to!
No one is better than another Christian because we all are members of One Body! God has shown His Grace to all of us. For God so loved the WORLD that He sent His Only Son Jesus. God loves everyone! We're all sinners apart from Jesus Christ. We can't put ourselves on a pedestal because we seem more holy than another Christian. No, we all fell short of His glory and deserve Hell. It's just our choice to live right and receive His promises or to ONLY confess and produce no fruits. It's one thing to hear the Word and do nothing with it and it's another thing to hear it and use it! We can get saved at an alter call at church and walk out of the church without a changed lifestyle. Or we can get saved and use the Bible as a guide on how to be like a son of God like Jesus! "Blessed are those who hear God's Word and Do IT" & "Faith without works is dead." No we don't work to try and earn anything. His Grace was paid for in full with Jesus! All we have to do is confess and believe. "The just live by faith" - We live right because we honor what our Father does for us. He deserves for us to sacrifice our old sinful lives and to live a new life through His Son because that's why Jesus died...
God has dealt everyone "the" measure of faith. No one has any more than another person. Because of Jesus Christ we're able to have freedom in Him! We're fully capable to live a holy life and to receive every one of God's promises! Someone else may seem more blessed only because they receive more by FAITH! The more you find yourself in His Word, the more you'll be like Him and receive like Him! His Grace is undeserved but it's a gift to us. It's our choice as believers to accept His gifts or use to TWIST scripture and use Grace as a license to sin and become slaves to sin. When we chose to live like the world after knowing the truth about Jesus, we become lukewarm Christian which God, The Father detests. How could one know this awesome truth of the "Good News" of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, yet reject him with their lifestyle? May as well be an atheist. Because this Grace message truly gives life! To not live right is to reject having heaven on earth! I think that many people are just blind to these truths because they aren't reading the Word or they're reading without believing.
Reminder: Jesus replied, "Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and obey it [put into practice!] Luke 11:28
*Show others the grace that God has shown you when you were lost.
*And use what you already have!
Guess what!? You don't have to wait until you get to heaven to receive His promises!
Jesus didn't die so that you could struggle through life and wait until heaven to be at peace. No, it starts now!
Jesus came so that we can have life and life more abundantly! The devil has a plan to steal, kill and destroy. John 10:10 - KNOW THE DIFFERENCE!
The Bible, says that we can have what we say. We can have what we pray for. God has given us dominion over the earth. God has given us power to cast out demons, heal the sick, raise the dead and do greater works than what was perfumed by Jesus because He is seated with God and His Holy Spirit dwells within us! Don't believe that you have to hope for health and wellness, wealth and happiness when you die. No, you can receive all of that right now through FAITH!
God has dealt you and I, THE measure of faith. The SAME power that raised Jesus from the dead is in you right now! Find these promise in His Word and use what you have! Stop begging God for things that you already have! Your prayers are going unanswered because you already have it and you know it!
Walk out on faith. Use your faith because it comes from God! It's a gift for you to take advantage of!