Are our expectations about God falling short of their potential? Our God values us even more than we value ourselves. Why then do we limit Him to our human understanding and doubts and fears. We need to revisit our thinking when it comes to our relationship with Him.
Let this attitude be in you, which was also in Christ. Who being in the form of God took on the form of a servant and made in the likeness of men, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death, even the death of the Cross.
Jesus Christ came to earth as our Anointed One, as our Deliverer, as our Supreme Authority. That’s what Christmas is all about, a Saviour who has come to set us free. Any understanding that falls short of this fact is missing the fulness of the truth of who Jesus is and why He came.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. What we are passionate about shows us our calling and also our strength. In life we should always do what we love, because what we naturally love is God-given.
Whether we are positive or negative, we need to understand the law of opposites. The fact that there’s a left means there must be a right. There also an up that tells us there must be a down. Because there’s a backwards, there must be a forward, and so if there’s a negative, there must by reason be a positive.
Everything we wrestle with ourselves will be in our mind. The Bible rightly says, ‘As a man thinks, so is he’. Everything we are and everything we do comes down to how we think. As the quote goes, ‘Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t, your right!’.
Have you ever found yourself coming face to face with yourself? I know that sounds like double-Dutch, but whenever we want to change ourselves for the better, at some stage we are going to come face to face with something in our character that doesn’t want to comply.