I want to talk to today about A Receiving Mindset. God has great things in store for all of us, but too often we don't think we deserve it, we've made too many mistakes, and we don't see how it can happen. Instead of receiving the mercy, receiving the approval, receiving the abundance, we come up with excuses. We don't realize we're self-sabotaging our future. We want to be blessed, we're praying for favor, but because of how we feel about ourselves, we're pushing away the very thing that we want.
The enemy will work overtime to try to keep you condemned, feeling unworthy, not good enough, smart enough, attractive enough. Instead of believing those lies, try a different approach, have a receiving mindset. "God, I've made a lot of mistakes, but I received your forgiveness. My dream looks impossible, but I receive your favor. I don't see how ever get out of debt, but I receive your abundance. I've been fighting this sickness a long time, Lord, I receive your healing".
Don't go through life feeling inferior, not up to par, not attractive. Have a receiving mindset, "God, I receive your approval. I receive your love. I thank you that you have accepted me, that I am worthy, I am valuable, I am a masterpiece".
The scripture says, "It is the father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom". If you want to bring God great joy, if you want to make him smile, have a receiving mindset. Start accepting the gifts. Start accepting those promises. He said, you haven't seen, heard or imagined what he has in store for you.
Friends, it's the father's pleasure to give you the kingdom. He has all these gifts for you, all these promise that he spoken, dreams that he's whispered in the night. Instead of dismissing it, have this receiving mindset. "With that child-like faith, God I'm in agreement, I know you can do it, let it happen". If you'll do this, I believe and declare: like with Peter, God's going to do things that leave you awestruck. New doors are about to open, the right people tracking you down, promotions coming, healing is coming, breakthroughs are coming, the fullness of your destiny, in Jesus name. And if you receive it, can you say amen? Amen.