And He did not do many works of power there, because of their unbelief (their lack of faith in the divine mission of Jesus). (Matt 13:58)
Many times God leads people who have a stronger gift, a larger capacity or broader exposure into our lives to enable us grow our own gift and climb the ladder of success.
Those people could be our Jesus who would have performed many miracles in our lives.
Those people could just spark a fire in us to make us shine as the lights that we are.
But we allow familiarity to deprive us of the benefits of such relationships.
Unbelief sets in when you become too familiar with the person that you take him/her for granted.
Many of those people grew with us, went to school with us, are in our workplaces or we are in same churches with them, some are even our relations or Beloveds.
Before they start exhibiting their God-given talents and abilities we knew them, some we thought them, some we may have lent a few cedis to before, some we have dine with them etc.
In short we have become so familiar with them We begin to take them for granted.
We don’t see sense and purpose in what they may tell us, we don’t see potential in what they advise us to do. We just don’t see the value in them.
We start talking to them without discretion. We take their time for granted, we abuse their privacy all in the name of familiarity.
We enter their space and treat it irreverently. We sometimes questions them, we even doubt if they are for real.
We do all these and we lose people who might have been our doors to greater opportunities.
People who could be the shoulders for us to see a bigger world. People who could connect us to places where we could also make it.
In our failure to recognise these people we have lost vital virtues that might flow from them to us.
We have missed the good things others are enjoying because they have belief in those people we are taking for granted.
Let’s recognise potentials among us and appreciate what they are and what God is using them to do before it becomes too late to notice we missed a greater opportunity.
Let not the FOLLY of FAMILIARITY prevent your JESUS from working MIRACLES In your life!!!