By Jeremiah Model
The living word of G-D is the greatest of all motivational writings. From the fall of man in the book of Genesis to the last word in Revelations. The theme is do not give up, keep pressing forward, and do not give in to the worldly mindset.
Every action of our lives is to be a living offering and sacrifice to the creator. Lets take a look at this verse, Romans 12:12 “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Being that our victory is already won in the messiah, we should be looking at life issues with the lenses of being an overcomer, and victorious even before our victory.
The observant Christian lifestyle is not about the warm and fuzz, or being the nice guy or girl, or a bench warmer to the contrary. We are playing in the game as starters. If you are truly a follower of the messiah you should know we are sons and daughters of a majestic Father. Being a son or daughter is more then a servant of Jesus.
We are to have a servant’s heart, not a servants mind. Someone that embodies an orphan spirit frequently identifies themselves as a servant of G-d. It sounds upright, but it is an insult to the cross and grace. Under grace there are no wages. Servants are the ones that work for wages. When you are a son or daughter you have a diverse portfolio of shares and inheritance; you are not working for income or tips. We do not work out of necessity or compulsion. But do to the nature of the family business, our fathers business, we are one hundred percent dedicated to a kingdom lifestyle.
A servant’s performance is driven with anxiety, this person believes that if they do not accomplish specific tasks and fail at it, then they have failed G-D. That eventually leads to guilt, depression, self condemnation and self pity. The words of Bill Johnson speaks a lot to me on this subject, he said “false humility will rob you of your destiny.” The problem with false humility is that it feels like true humility.
According to a chart by Don Schwagner, false humility equals thinking poorly of one’s self-esteem and feelings of inferiority. True humility is lowly of heart, not arrogant or boastful, ready to serve and teachable. And pride equals vain glory, being conceited, feeling superior, and arrogant.
A quick question to ask yourself: What spirit have I been walking in, is it true humility, false humility or pride?
Ecclesiastes 9:11 gives the son and daughter of G-D a catalyst to move forward. It says I have seen something, the race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise, or wealth to the brilliant, or favor to the learned, but time and chance happen to them all.
A complementary verse that correlates to Solomon’s words are the Epistles to the Hebrews, which states in Hebrews 12:1,
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race G-d has set before us.”
Lets run this race swiftly and boldly, put on those running shoes and suit up, we only have one shot at this life, we are in it together!!!!!