Do you want to fly high in life? Then the secret is to have the same mind which was in Christ Jesus. The secret of the Lord’s success on earth lies in the mindset He carried and operated with. It rewarded Him with the name that is above other names till date, such that at the name of Jesus every other name and authority bows. This article explains what this mindset is and encourages you to do likewise that you may obtain your heart desire this year.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling – Philippians 2:5-12 (KJV).
Everyone wants to be great in life but not everybody is ready to pay the price. Nothing great comes cheap. Wishing for success and breakthrough will get you nowhere and praying without obedience will equally not benefit you. It takes having the mind of Christ to soar high in life.
What was the mind of Christ?
Our Lord Jesus, though God, made Himself of no reputation, became a servant, humbled Himself and became obedient unto death. He stripped Himself of His glory and came and walked among men He co-created. He was scorned and humiliated many times by men but it never stopped from obeying the command of God His Father. He went from cities to cities, villages to villages preaching the gospel of the kingdom that He may reconcile many people back to Father. He moved most of the time on foot, entered boats or ship where He needed to cross the sea. He had no place of His own to lay His head. He went about healing all that were sick and oppressed by the devil. (Matthew 9:35). Indeed He tirelessly pursued the will of the Almighty God. He had great compassion on the people and was ever ready to set free anyone under any kind of bondage. His life was a total sacrifice unto the Father for the salvation of man.
Was He able to do all these because He was God? No! He succeeded as a man. He humbled Himself and chose to be obedient to the Father’s instructions, knowing the joy that was set before Him (Hebrews 12:2). Therefore, as the scripture says work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
What can stop you from obeying the great commission: “Go and preach the gospel to every creature?” (Mark 16:15). What can stop you from going from street to street telling people that Jesus loves them? It’s time for us to humble ourselves like Jesus and choose to obey God in all things that He may pour upon us His great blessings and lift us above our peers.
In conclusion, if you desire salvation from the unpleasant state of your life and destiny, choose to do as Jesus did and the Father will lift you beyond your present position.
Ngozi Nwoke is a teacher, counselor, and author of “Peace Money Can’t Buy” and “The Man Jesus”. She has a passion to teach people how to enjoy peace, God’s love, and Christian living for a more fulfilling life. Want a more fulfilling life? Subscribe for free email updates today. http://stepswithgod.com