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Do you have Unclaimed Possessions?

I woke up yesterday morning to a surprise text message. There was a direct deposit made into my bank account. This money came from my former job at the bank.

I have not received money from them since July!

I had an unclaimed possession from my former job. I was not aware of it, and if I had never received it, I would have been none the wiser. I’m thankful to God for His intervention of grace.

In that case, I didn’t know there was anything there for me. However, there are many things that I know ‘rightfully’ belong to me, yet I’ve never, or rarely have made action to claim some of those things.

For example, I have an unclaimed possession of good health. Now, I understand that being my size, I am on the express road to major health issues. But, I also know that I have a promised possession in Christ is that I’m already healed. However, I have not (1) sought God’s plan for my specific deliverance (2) remotely prepared my mind to make lifestyle changes. I walk in disobedience to healthy actions and disbelief of any real consequences. Therefore, my good health remains an unclaimed possession.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 KJV

We have the right of possession of good health. We are already healed from diseases and sickness, but it is our job to possess the healing. So if, in the future, I should say that my blood glucose is high and I have type 2 diabetes, then remind me that I didn’t possess my good health when I had the opportunity to do so.

For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein.
Deuteronomy 11:31 KJV

Remember the Israelites, the generation who took their exodus from Egypt to take their possession. They had the fulfilled promise from God and they knew that the land belonged to them. Yet all but two of that first generation never possessed the inheritance because of disobedience to God’s commandments and disbelief of God’s provision and of consequences to their action.

I have another unclaimed possession example. I still have not picked up the final check from my father’s inheritance ( since 1991). I have been pushed and challenged to simply provide his death certificate. Yet, for years, I’ve walked in disobedience to do it and in disbelief that it will be significantly life-changing. It really shouldn’t be any surprise that I’m not living with my full inheritance because I have settled to live in the wilderness of unclaimed possessions.

Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.
Numbers 14:30‭-‬31 KJV

The unexpected money was His grace, this inheritance money is still an unclaimed possession. If I continue , I’ll never receive what is mine, I’ll die in the wilderness, and someone else will get to claim what belonged to me.

When we are not obedient to instructions, we walk away from possessions that are rightfully ours. I’m challenging myself to claim every good possession that is rightfully mine, peace, prosperity, prosperous health, wealth that comes from within, blessings pouring out from Windows of heaven… there are so many. It’s time to me to get my head back in the book (The Bible), so that I can stop walking in disbelief and disobedience and begin putting claim on what has been provided for me.

We aren’t on diets, we are possessing our health. We aren’t just giving away money to church, we are possessing our harvest. We aren’t just reading the Word from habit, we are possessing our faith. We aren’t just keeping our thoughts on God, we are possessing our peace…

By the way, there is unlimited coffee at my new job. I know, I can’t drink it all, but wouldn’t it be something if we consumed the Word of God as anxiously as we would consume our coffee?

Ayoka Boyce ~ Author, Minister, Blogger, Lover of Coffee

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