Did you ever Wonder why God likes doing things backwards?
He tends to use a boomerang affect to get what he wants rather then a direct approach.
• For starters… rather then saying things outright, he used parables. I’ve got a vague understanding of this but I’m still trying to fully understand why he did this. I’ll blog about it once I figure it out.🙃
• He tells us that the key to reaping abundantly is to give abundantly. This does not make sense by human standards, because if u take things away it does not add up! (Pun intended)😆 That’s not how my math teacher taught it anyway.🙃
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
• Then there’s this verse…
16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen. Matthew 20:16
Again, it goes against the ways of the world… rather then striving for the top, we get there instead by simply abiding in Christ and dying to self.
• Jesus left his mark on earth by serving. He was leader who led by serving.
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
He is the leader who gives choices, rather then orders. Again, it’s rather backwards from the standards of the world.
But here’s my revelation…
Do you ever know something in your head but you don’t feel it in your heart?
That’s where I was with this subject and just recently as I prayed into it, I had this epiphany that took my head knowledge and made it heart knowledge.
I realized that I was easily swayed by the opinion of man so obviously I’m not very secure in my identity in Christ. Right?
But how to overcome it?
I searched the Bible high and low for verses on who God says that I am.
I found many, but none of them changed my perspective.
Until one day, when I had this epiphany.
I realized that to walk fully in my identity as a daughter of the king, I need to understand who he is! Not who I am.
So, I searched the Bible high and low for verses on who God is.
I can’t explain this backward philosophy that God teaches, but I know, for sure, that it works.
When I realize that he is the overcomer, I also realize that I don’t need to fight my own battles because he already won the race.
When I realize that he is the king of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the first and the last, the alpha and the omega, my fortress, my strong tower, my rock, my hiding place, the one who is and was and is to come….
Honestly… I can’t explain it but it changes my entire perspective when I focus on who he is.
My life and my problems seem insignificant compared to his magnificence, his holiness, his power…