Last Sunday I shared an experience Cindy and I had which involved some of our money that ended up in the unclaimed property department of the State Comptroller’s office. We were able to reclaim the money that was ours, but some of the things I discovered were astounding. In Texas alone, the State Comptroller’s office reports that as of 2017 there was $281 million in unclaimed property. Unclaimed property is defined as property or assets that have not been used for a length of time or have unknown or unclaimed ownership.
What I found interesting was the reasons why people don’t claim the property that’s theirs, and why these numbers keep going higher every year.
- The number one reason why people don’t claim their property is they don’t know that it’s there, or they forgot about these assets or money that’s theirs. The money and assets still belong to these people, but until they are claimed, they will remain in the possession of the State Comptroller’s Office as unclaimed.
- The second reason why some people don’t claim their property is they think that it is too difficult to reclaim. They are afraid of all the red tape that you have to go through in dealing with the State of Texas, so they decide that it’s just not really worth it to them.
As I discovered this information about “unclaimed property” I began to wonder how many Christians do not claim, possess and take hold of what has been given to them from the Lord. If heaven had a Comptrollers Department how many unclaimed promises of God would it have on record? How much of what Christ Jesus did and accomplished for us is still unclaimed and not yet taken hold of by the saints? I think if we were to see the numbers of what has been given to the saints of God but is still unclaimed the numbers would be staggering.
I believe with all my heart that our Lord want us to know what He has provided for us, and He wants us to lay claim to it and possess the things that God has provided for us.
2Pe 1:3,4 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
I pray that your heart would be stirred to take hold of ALL that your loving Father has provided. Let none of the things He has done for you be unclaimed and unused.
From my heart to yours,