Are you wondering where this is headed?. 😃
I recall a particular situation I found myself in. And I can’t help but think that most of the time, we paint a limiting picture of ourselves, which often time isn’t the truth about us.
Okay, let me share the latest experience of mine with you. I am the type that visits the toilet frequently to urinate. But on this particular day, I couldn’t so I had no other option than to hold it in. 😓
Can you imagine my first reaction to this dilemma, I really struggled with the “pressed” feeling if you know what I mean. 😂 But then I knew I had no other option than to hold it in so I did. Hoping it will be for a short time. 😓
Minutes turned to hours and I was still able to. I am surprised myself, judging from my initial feeling of “I can’t hold this in any longer, I have to use the toilet now”. 🙈 And the most perplexing is that this time around, I feel less “pressed” and I was still able to continue with what I needed to do.
That is just a minor share of some things I would have initially thought to myself that I can’t make it through. Some times I would even struggle with thoughts like “God this feels choking, can I get through this at all?” and guess what I get through it. And whenever I remember such times, I smile because if I had been told I would get through it initially, I wouldn’t have believed.
It’s funny how often we tell ourselves “this is all to me” when that is only a lie we have chosen to believe because we have so much more on our inside.
GOD’S WORDS TO US:
Just the same way they told Jesus “Isn’t he the carpenter’s son” etc. but Jesus knew His physical family or background or situation wasn’t His true identity. And that He had a bigger and greater identity!. And what is that identity?, He is “The son of God”. I feel like dancing right now because this same identity is ours as well; regardless of our family background or lineage. We have a bigger identity and that is, we are “Sons and daughters of God”!
Do read this text:
Vs 12: But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,
Vs 13: who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
John 1:12-13 (ESV)
And for us to bear this identity, we need to belong to His family, and to be a part of that, you need to accept Jesus. ❕
Meditate on these verses:
Vs 14: For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
Vs 15: For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Romans 8:14-15 (ESV)
“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”
Galatians 3:27 (ESV)
OUR REACTION TO THIS TRUTH
Are you leaping for joy too?.
Yes, we have a great source of strength in us and it’s inexhaustible. Because Jesus and the Father are one:
Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe [Me] because of the [very] works themselves [which you have witnessed].
John 14:11 (AMP)
So do you now believe that He is the strength at work in you and your capacity?. And you no longer walk in your own human strength because you have put on Christ and your life is in His:
For you died [to this world], and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:3 (AMP)
So, therefore, rejoice!
Do read the verse stated below meditatively.
Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us,
Ephesians 3:20 (AMP)
Jesus is calling out to you. Would you heed his call?
Also, remember Jesus is still calling you into this fullness of living, would you receive Him today?. Make your confessions known to Him in faith. 🙌