Very seldom do we ever approach a new career, life chapter, or new task, fully aware of what it would require of us. How many times have we said, “If I knew it was going to be like this, I would have…..” We had no idea of the commitment or how we would have to arrange schedules, adjust our families, and our way of life to accommodate what we had just stepped into.
Of course we should always count the costs before diving into any new venture, and know that the reward outweighs the risks, but we can never fully understand it until we’re neck high in the middle of it.
When we were first born again, many of us were simply looking for peace, a Father, unconditional love, or escape from eternal damnation.
We may have been raised in a Christian home, and it was just ‘the logical thing to be.’ But until we begin to delve into sonship, we don’t fully understand what it means to LIVE born again.
It entails leaving behind a dead past, and mere mortal ways of life. It means learning to lean into our faith of a loving Father, who wants to bless us in more ways than we can imagine (Eph. 3:20). It means not only learning how to be a son of God, but an ambassador on assignment, enlisting our Father, The King, to change our areas of influence in our job, family, and community. It means leaving behind old ways of thinking, understanding that being born AGAIN, means not only a new identity, but to actually THINK like God..
Kingdom minded doesn’t just mean, doing in our own strength for God, but doing things God’s way.
We are never to approach a situation without knowing that He is IN US, and wants to manifest Himself THROUGH us. We will know that our mind is becoming renewed to His thinking when we are not intimidated by the impossible. We’ll begin to look for ways that God can manifest Himself through miracles, signs, and wonders. We won’t want to sit in front of a TV when we can pray for people in Walmart and have them get healed, saved, and delivered! We won’t be intimidated by a world that wants us to shut up and keep this gospel hidden because they have blinders on that can’t allow them to see Christ as Love! (2 Cor. 4:3-4)
We are not orphans who are begging. But we are children of the Most High God, learning to navigate a Kingdom without being led by our senses. (Rom. 8:6-15) Our faith only works through Love. Let’s renew our minds so that He establishes His Kingdom in us, around us, and through us, as we begin to see ourselves as citizens of Heaven on assignment for our King. (John 17:16)
Luke 14:26-33, Ephesians 3:1-21, 1 Chronicles 4:10, Mark 16:20, 1 Corinthians 2:16, Romans 12:1-2, Romans 8:6-15, Galatians 2:20, 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, Mark 16:17-18, John 18:36, John 17:9-26. Galatians 5:6
~Marisa O.