Victoria and I used to travel to India with my father quite a bit. One time I met a young pastor that was very poor. He didn't have running water. He didn't have electricity. He lived out on this field in this small hut. Right next door, there was a man that had a large farm, with hundreds of cows and a lot of crops, and he would sell milk and other vegetables to people in the village. But this man was very harsh and unkind and he would take the prices up much higher than they should have been just to show people that he was in control and he was the boss, and often the people would have to go without food.Amen!
But one day, about 10 of his cows got out and came over to the property where the pastor and his family lived. Understand, having a cow was a big deal—you'd have milk and you'd have other products that you could sell to other people. When that owner saw that his cows were out, he got some of his workers to go out and bring the cows back to his property. The next day those same 10 cows came back to the pastor's land. This happened again and again, day after day. For some reason, those cows just wanted to be with this pastor.
Finally that owner said, "You know what? Forget about it. Just let him have the cows. It's not going to hurt anything."
Of course the pastor saw it as a sign from God. He started selling milk and other dairy products to people in the village, but he sold them much less expensive than that other man. Before long, people were lined up at his door and his business began to grow, and he bought more cows and more equipment.
Several years later, that other farmer came over and said, "You know what? I can't compete with you anymore. Why don't you just take over my farm?" He bought that man's property for a fraction of the price.
But listen, it all started because those 10 cows came over and would not leave his property. What is that—the wealth of the ungodly being transferred to the hands of the righteous.
Quit wondering and worrying how it's ever going to work out, thinking, Oh, I don't have the connections. I don't have the education. Listen, God knows how to have your cows find you. What has your name on it—the contracts, the businesses, the ideas, the influence, the clients—eventually, they will find their way into your hands.
When you see somebody that's successful that doesn't honor God, that doesn't walk in integrity, don't ever be envious. In the back of your mind, you can think, You know what? They may be working for me. They may be building a business with my name on it. They may be earning funds that God's going to drop into my hands. Our attitude should be, Right now, somewhere cows are looking for me. Promotion is looking for me. Explosive blessings are coming my way...
You gotta know right now something is looking for you. Something already has your name on it. If you will just keep being your best, honoring God, being a blessing to others, dreaming big, eventually it's going to find its way into your hands. Remember, God knows where the hidden treasure is. He knows where the opportunities are, the contracts, the ideas you need to fulfill your destiny. Some of you have been stuck in a rut, thinking that you've reached your limits. God is saying, "Where you are is not permanent, I have explosive blessings coming your way, blessings that are going to thrust you to a new level."
I want you to go out expecting to rise higher, expecting to pay your house off, expecting to be a bigger giver, expecting those cows to come finding you. If you will release your faith like that, you might as well get ready. Let me declare it over you—you're going to see an explosion of God's goodness. It's going to be sudden, widespread increase. You're going to experience the surpassing greatness of God's favor. It's going to thrust you to a level higher than you ever even dreamed of. I believe it and declare it over each one of you in the name of Jesus. And if you receive it, can you say Amen?
You can listen to the entire message at Joel Now—#472 Explosive Blessings.