We are often so limited in our mindset and understanding regarding the reality of the Kingdom of God! The LORD is able to do far more abundantly than all we think, and even what we ask in our prayers (Eph. 3:20). We should therefore lay down our own perceptions to comprehend the dimensions of God’s Kingdom! This is a scary process, because we are so convinced about how we see and understand life and our circumstances. However, God’s work in us is not according to our own understanding and limitations, it is according to the “riches of His GLORY”, that strengthen us with POWER through the Spirit in our inner being (Eph. 3:16). This is a mouthful to comprehend…
We normally see ourselves as victims of our circumstances. This is a dangerous mindset that limits us to such an extent that we do not recognise the fact that the LORD is seeing us as co-workers in Christ, to partake in the coming of the Kingdom. Faith does not give us an excuse to be a passive victim of our circumstances in the hope that somewhere something will happen, it is a TRUST that enables us to act to change the reality! We must act from FAITH! We are not victims defined by our circumstances; we are co-creators with GOD to manifest KINGDOM on earth TODAY. We cannot point fingers anywhere!
This attitude takes us back to the basics: Matt 6:31 Therefore do not be anxious saying ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or What shall we wear?’. The word “wear” is the Greek word periballō, that means: your fenced or protected domain, your clothes, your fence line or palisade, your property or domain – the definition of what belongs to you. It is the domain of your own interest.
Jesus is clear: Do not be anxious about your own protection, provision or domain of own interest! The fact is – we worship God (give Him value and worth in our lives) when we TRUST Him unconditionally. We worship mammon when we are anxious about the detail of our own interest, protection and provision.
Therefore, we cannot afford to lean on our own understanding.
Provision and protection are such basic, desperate forces of fear that drive us to anxiety. We need to grow our total TRUST in the LORD unconditionally. This brings us back to basics again: Matt 6:33 Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness – and all these things will be added to you.
We must walk away from a mindset of fear, worry, doubt and anxiety about our circumstances. We must stop cultivating a double mindedness regarding God’s plan in our lives. We must give over in total TRUST and be part of the coming of God’s Kingdom in the reality around us.
I have a desire for you and me to become students in the discipline of “ALL AUTHORITY” given to Jesus Christ (Matt 28:18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Mat 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples…). If we focus on Jesus and His authority in the Kingdom of God, we become partakers in the coming of the Kingdom in the reality around us!
Do not be anxious about your own protection, provision or domain of interest.