Posted by witnessrunner
by Chris Jones
It’s pretty easy to sit back and complain. Think about it. How often do things just get under your skin? It’s as if there’s no limit to the offenses that trigger our frustrations (political opinions, social differences, family drama, the check out line at Wal-Mart). Our first instinct is to lob insults and accusations, supposing things would be different if we were in charge.
So tell me, how exactly would things be different? What political powers would you replace? What social changes would you trigger? What injustices would you correct? If you had a direct line, a position of influence with the heads of all the world’s major corporations and economic and political powers, how would you exercise your authority?
Can you picture it?
Now, ask yourself, what are you doing with your position in the Kingdom? We rarely stop to realize that God has placed us in Senior Management. We have direct access to the throne of God. Read Ephesians 2. To paraphrase, it says, “You used to live in sin just like the rest of the world, but God gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. He seated us with Him in the heavenly realms. Now, all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit, because of what Christ has done for us. Now, you are members of God’s family.”
It doesn’t stop there. Proverbs 21:1 (NLT), reminds us that “The earthly king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the Lord; he guides it wherever he pleases.” Furthermore, we’re told to bring our requests to God, concerning anything. (Philipians 4:6)
So, the next time you think to yourself, “something needs to be done about this,” take responsibility. God is in ultimate control, and you have His attention.
Posted on March 3, 2015, in Chris Jones, Christianity and tagged Authority, Business, Complaining, Ephesians, God, Influence, Kingdom of God, Power, Prayer, Proverbs, World, Worry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.