My background is in property management. I used to manage large apartment communities with hundreds of units. Each year, I’d have to complete continuing education classes. As a property manager, I had to know the law around the Landlord Tenant Act. The main thing I got out of it was the law generally falls on the side of the tenant. So many times landlords would charge the dickens out of someone who would move out, or make human errors on the charges. But the majority of the time, the tenant would give up and say, “oh well. I’m stuck with that bill now.” They won’t question its validity or show up to a court date to appeal.
The majority of property management companies I know of have a strict “don’t ask, don’t tell policy.” If the tenant doesn’t ask the right questions, don’t tell them what the law is or how to remove false charges. They don’t want tenants to start figuring out that the law is actually in their favor. If they knew that, many of the charges and collections would be debunked.
We, as believers, often are like these tenants. So often we just accept things the way things are because “that’s just how it is.” The world beats us up and spits us out. The enemy puts false allegations against us. Thoughts of unworthiness and insignificance creep in. Miracles don’t seem to happen anymore. Maybe God used the miraculous during a time when it was needed in the early church (read Acts). But he must not use them anymore because we just don’t need miracles. The world just is what it is.
If we only knew that the “law” is already skewed in our favor. How differently would we live if we truly took God at His Word? What if we truly believed and behaved out that the enemy has been defeated? What if we truly understood that God is the same big, miracle performing, mind blowing God He was to the early church? What if we began to see that Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice so we could be victorious?! The rules of this life are stacked in our favor because that’s how God set it up. God doesn’t favor one person over another. The same miracles and favor He pours out on one, He freely gives to another. All we have to do is ask and believe.
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57