What do I represent? It’s time to take a seat in the midst of it all and see where we are, spiritually and physically. Let’s Look at our parents, our family history, their problems, where are we in relation to that? Now take a look at your future in relation to where you are now, what do you see? Does your present radiate how you see yourself in the future?
The choice I made
Life is made up of choices. God gave us freewill and it’s up to us what we do with our time and our life. But! is our way worth it? Yes, we learn some good life lessons that helps keep us on track sometimes but are we truly living the abundant life as Christ desired?
Inspect yourself in relation to the present, now project your future based on that present. Let’s not fall into the same mistakes those before us made. My advice to us all even myself… don’t ignore the call of the lord, he loves us so much that even when we are in our mess and we cry out to him he helps us. Imagine if we stay constant in him, he will constantly be there for us, guiding us every step of the way. I have made a choice to be all in for God, no double mindedness, with Jesus as my author and finisher my future my present is taken care of.
Why are we resistant to change?
Change brings about risk, the risk of other people’s perspective, the risk of losing friends, relationships, the risk of being unpopular. That’s our greatest fear in relation to personal lifestyle change. We consider how it will impact our lives for the worst over Christ’s perspective. Don’t be apart of the crowd that seeks God’s hands and doesn’t desire to go further beyond the veil and establish a relationship with him. If we desire to change our present in alignment with God’s perspective and do it, we change our future, God takes care of us no matter the obstacle. No matter what change you make people will always talk about it. So whom do you aspire to please? I chose to please God first and in doing so I please myself. Remember we are a representation of Christ on the earth, as 2 Corinthians 5: 20 says “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God”. Ensure therefore that the Christ in you is in a comfortable home. A home where his Glory can shine through you and impact the life of others.
I want to change my present.
To change our present we have to first realise what areas of our lives are not aligned with the character of Christ. Then seek what God says about the character we should have and practice. The more you feed your spirit with the word and ways of God the less you are driven to do the ungodly things. God has taken me on a character building journey, one time I cried out to God and said “lord I want your desires I don’t want mines, because they are fleshly!” James 1: 14-15 (NIV) says “but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” The scripture is so clear we are tempted not by anything new but by what is inside of us, what we have in our hearts and minds. A change in mind gives life to a new perspective, that is why it’s so important to guard our hearts by what we read and whom we interact with etc and our mind by what we watch, what we meditate on and allow to interrupt our rest. Garbage in equals garbage out. #ItsAhMindThing
… Thanks for reading and God’s richest blessings as we seek to be in that place of rest in him.