Several years ago there was a winner to the Mega Millions lottery. Actually, there were three winners.
Three teachers had gone in together to buy a ticket and had won. Put yourself in their shoes. Imagine how your life would change.
However, they didn’t claim their prize for a full ten days. They waited. They had heard about previous lottery winners messing the whole thing up by not planning properly. Many lottery winners go bankrupt after a few years and they didn’t want that to be their fate as well. So they took their time, met with a lawyer, and made a plan.
All the while, they didn’t tell a soul and went about their normal lives as if nothing had changed. They did laundry, got groceries, and they even went to work—acting as if nothing was different.
But I’m pretty sure that they didn’t cringe as much when they noticed that the price of gas had gone up or that tomatoes were no longer on sale at the grocery store. I’m pretty sure their winnings—which they had yet to collect—made them smile throughout their day.
Ephesians 1:3 highlights that we will inherit something so valuable that it will make winning the biggest lottery on earth seem like chump change: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”
God has blessed us. In the heavenly realms. With EVERY spiritual blessing in Christ.
Have you made a specific commitment to trust and follow Christ? If so, be confident and content as you plow through the grime. Focus on love. Walk tall.
Coming your way is—and will be—the greatest inheritance on planet earth.
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–Bible quotes are from the NIV.