Food for Thought
(This follows on from previous post)
Here’s the thing, what limits us isn’t our upbringing or the situations we find ourselves in, what limits us is our thinking, I love the saying, “Think you can, Think you can’t either way you’ll be right”
What seems like a setback is better thought of as an opportunity, but again it is subject to our thinking.
Then Pilate said to Him, “Are You not speaking to me? Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release You?” Jesus answered, “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore, the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”
Jesus’s focus wasn’t on His predicament but His placement and purpose, in other words, what was in His heart dictated His response, I think about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”
So, if our words and actions don’t reflect our heart, then our actions will establish our reality, and we will then never achieve the things that God has called us to.
We must not see our failure as an enemy, but more of an ally giving us an ability to learn and be transformed into Christ likeness.
So, think about it like this.
Our spirituality is developed and established upon our ability to outwork His purposes in a natural world, it is simply called obedience.
Therefore, do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.
So, what is our reward? It’s your spiritual growth as a Christian!