“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” Romans 12:2 NLT.
This month, I have been thinking about my own attitude at work since I had a million things to accomplish. During stressful moments, I became angry at people and bureaucracy! When someone else needed help, I constantly searched for solutions. You and I strive for top notch service so others can receive satisfaction. In the word, Jesus encourages us to work hard with our own hands. My ultimate goal is to be a servant. Whether we shop in malls or make new friends at work, we symbolize Jesus. You face trials every day, and your attitude determines victory. How so?
Rights in the Kingdom of God
Jesus died on the cross, and he gave us authority over the earth. I thought that the Kingdom of God only was inside a church where a minister resided. Whether people need healing or financial breakthroughs, they can pray at home thanking God in advance. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior, we can establish God’s kingdom everywhere. The Kingdom of God is real. We cannot see beautiful palaces with a strong government, but our kingdom is spiritual and powerful. In my small kitchen, I establish authority over evil spirits. And claim victory against the Devil’s schemes. Missing an occasional church service, we still get a breakthrough. But God instructs us through the word to fellowship often with believers so we can receive encouragement.
Don’t Trust Your Wisdom
God expects faith. Faith comes when you hear the word constantly. With a positive attitude, you increase your faith by avoiding negative thoughts. We confess victory during battles. When my heart is pure, I can obey God easily. So many people struggle against reasoning, because they rely on the world’s knowledge rather than trusting God. People think scriptures are outdated. Others trust scientific facts. When people sin, they walk in darkness, without the word. The consequences of sin leads to death (finances, health, and relationships). Walk by faith, and you receive the reward.
Jesus redeemed us from the curse.
Faith is a language
Faith is a language like Spanish. I had taken Spanish classes last year, and the university required each student passed the exit exam successfully. I did not take Spanish since high school, but my teacher immersed our class in various Spanish cultures with music, videos, and literature. Over a few months, I understood conversations while communicating better. Like a foreign language, you can gain confidence and learn the culture of faith.
A Christian develops the new lifestyle of faith because the word represents hope. In the world, some consider suicide or depression, but God promises healing in many scriptures. “For the Lord protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken!” Psalms 34:20. Instead of doubt, speak to the mountain (problems) because Christians apply the word to their lives. Confessing positive words, we consistently build a relationship with God. Even though I feared a foreign language, I kept studying. We operate in excellence because God meets all our needs.
Jesus rebuked a storm when his disciples feared death. Jesus emphasized faith because he used his authority over the wind and waves. Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Matthew 8:26 NLT.
When you look at your storms, don’t accept defeat. God predestined our lives for his glory. As a result God adopted us into his family. Through salvation, you and I experience peace in God’s plan so we find fulfillment. Looking at problems, I cannot reason a logical explanation all the time, but faith and the word equal truth!
During a difficult season, I questioned my purpose because I did not surrender everything. Weariness attacked my mind. I developed courage waiting on God, right now. The most important lesson intellect is helpful, but you trust God. The word represents freedom because you do not stumble with sin. Having a positive attitude, I understood how faith operated in God’s kingdom. Faith becomes a language, and I consistently overcome doubt, fear to reach another level. Yeah, some days are a challenge, but God promises to never forsake you.