Through the years women have expressed to us their desire for more. Not more money or even more time. They want to do more for God. They have dreams in their heart, gifts they’ve been given, experiences to share, and relationships and resources that seem sovereignly placed at their disposal. Yet the opportunities haven’t come. Doors haven’t opened.
We understand their desires. We’ve had them as well. But we wonder:
What if more would be destructive?
What if more, at least at this present time, would take your eyes off the One for whom you long to do more? What if more would hinder the work God longs to do in you, a far more important work than anything you could ever do for Him? What if more is destructive because it’s more about you than bringing glory to God?
The nation of Israel wanted more. Yet it wouldn’t have been loving and wise for God to give it to them:
“How gladly would I treat you like sons and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation. (I would if *) I thought you would call me ‘Father’ and not turn away from following me” (Jeremiah 3:19). [*our words]
Often, before we do more for God, we must go deeper in our relationship with God. Anything less would set us up to be destroyed. As a group of people clamored for more, Jesus said:
“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).
To seek the righteousness of God is to pursue being in right relationship with Him. Jesus said this because He knew the true more, the ultimate soul-satisfying more, is always found in our relationship with God.
Have you been longing for more in any area of your life?
Will you lay your more at God’s feet and ask Him for more of Himself?