Life is about momentum. Kinetic energy is created by motion. Each of us is designed to move. We do not do well in a stagnant state. This is especially true in our spiritual life. We cannot, and must not seek to arrive, because the idea of arrival is you reached the end. We will inevitably do just that, we will find the end of our destiny and call. We will come to a place of complacency and boredom. I believe it is in this place so many of us get lost. It is in this place that we become desperate, and in desperation we find ourselves overwhelmed with how far away we’ve drifted, and even though we are fully aware that God will never leave us, we feel distant. It is in this place that fear, doubt, unbelief, anxiety, etc…creep into our world. Adding even more discomfort, and imagined canyons between our Heavenly Father and us.
Over the next five weeks or so I am endeavoring to write a series of blog posts aimed at increasing or igniting passion to advance the Kingdom of God. As well as increasing our ability to move toward, or furthering the destiny and call on our life. In praying about my own direction and destiny God revealed to me some keys to unlocking momentum in my life, so that I won’t get stuck in a stagnant body of water, but rather swim in the “River” of God’s plan. That place in which He has willed me to be. Never stopping, never going back, but rather moving up and forward.
Understanding our Identity:
One of the most amazing revelations I received while on my journey for truth is who exactly I am in Christ. I grew up with a very skewed view of how God sees me. I was immersed in a lifestyle of legalism, and a religious spirit. Now, let me clarify a few points. The people I was surrounded by meant all the best. My parents did an amazing job bringing me up in what they perceived as truth. I love my family, and friends dearly and say none of this as an attack on anyone. The people who nurtured me in faith and the love of the Lord were working from what they felt to be revelation to their forefathers. However, as I became more and more discontented, I began to seek a deeper truth. In this journey God showed me how He really felt about me, and how the scales began to fall off
God Loves you, and is not angry with you….
I know….duh! Believe it or not as much as I thought I believed this, I found that I was living in fear of the wrath of God, rather than in a loving relationship with Him. He wants the best for us. He’s not sitting around just waiting to thump us upside the head every chance He gets.
Jeremiah 29:11Amp For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
When I put my perception in line with the bibles parallel with the earthly father / son relationship, my view didn’t fit. I would never wish harm on my son. Yes, he will make mistakes and it is my responsibility to course correct him. However, nothing he can do makes me love him less. He will always be my son, and I want him to succeed over anything else. It is my will that whatever is going on he has to know I have his back. Just like Father God (Daddy) has my back. He is looking out for me, He knows what He has created me to be and He is bent to help me get there. He is not looking to derail me because I mess up. I have to realize He wants the very best for me or I will never be free to live in my destiny. Fear of messing up will paralyze me from stepping out in faith..
You are Royalty….
Royalty? As in “kings and queens”? Absolutely! This is the next major revelation of God’s view of me. My pre-revelation mindset was that too much of anything is a negative in the eyes of God. If you were too wealthy then how can He use you. After all it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. I mean, have you seen the eye of a needle. I have a hard time getting sewing thread to go through there. No way a camel is going to get through. Rich people are doomed, right?
1 Peter 2:9Amp But you are a chosen race, a ROYAL priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people,…
Last I checked Royals are never wanting. People from royalty are privileged, they are esteemed, they are chosen to succeed. The very nature of being royalty means that you are owed the best. God sent his son, Jesus, to take care of all the logistics to pave the way for our royalty. We are joint heirs with him. Jesus, is in essence, our brother. We are fellow princes, and princesses. Our Daddy is the king. The word also says He is the King of Kings. Ever wonder who the kings are that He is King of? You!! You are a king. Jesus is sitting, in heaven, on the right hand of God. Where are you seated? Oh yeah, we are there on the right hand as well…
Ephesians 2:6 Amp And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him]
What Jesus inherits, we inherit.
Romans 8:17 Amp And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]..
So since we’ve established our royal place we can now believe God’s desire is for us to walk in victory. To walk worthy of a king or queen. Not cower, and believe we are less than His favorite. Or less called or qualified to advance the kingdom. You are the son of the most high God. You are more than what people have told you you are. You have inherited all of the power and authority Jesus did, and He paid the price for our mess ups as well….You have been given everything you need to move forward in your destiny….SO OWN IT!!