I was horrible at math in middle school. But I was pretty good at similes. Remember those?
Yellow is to sun as ____ is to moon
Guns n Roses is to best band ever as Tiger Woods is to ____
God is to Satan as dogs are to ____ (the answer, clearly, is cats)
Here’s a ministry simile for all of you who are currently facing a resource challenge.
Resources are to the vision of a ministry what wake is to a boat in the water.
Furtick may or may not have been good at similes, but he was clearly no good at all at analogies.
Ok, now that the nit has been picked, let’s get on to the beef of this post, which is pretty much “name it claim it” Word Faith bunk:
Wake follows the movement of a vessel in direct proportion to the velocity. And it always trails behind the motor.
Resource follows the movement of a vision in direct proportion to the velocity of the vision. And it always follows behind the vision. Behind the risk. Behind the initiative.
Don’t wait for the wake to magically appear. Produce it by moving forward.
Stop waiting for resources to fall out of the sky. Go forward as hard as you can as fast as you can with all that you’ve got.
Soon you’ll be skiing on the wake.
So, all you got a do is step out in Faith and follow your vision, and God will provide the material resources that you need. As always, a little scripture to back that up would be nice, but I suppose it is not necessary when spoken from the mouth of a visionary.
Of course, the fact that this didn’t work for the Apostles in the New Testament, or Jesus himself, should probably make us stop and think.