An Incredible Discovery
Recently I made an incredible discovery! I have been taught it for years, but only stumbled across it for myself the other day when looking deeper into the Word.
I can go about my daily life feeling quite ordinary; tackling the things that lie in front of me with a ‘let’s get this done’ mentality. However, my view of the ‘every day’ changed when I took a closer look at scriptures relating to being an heir of God and a co-heir with Christ. Whatever I do now becomes Kingdom-work, because I recognise that I am being prepared to rule and reign over my life and in God’s Kingdom.
Since I am a follower and disciple of Jesus, I no longer need to view myself as a mere cog in the wheel of society, but someone who influences others in how I do what God has put before me.
These two verses brought the shift in my perspective:
“Now if we are children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ…” [Romans 8:17]
“…but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.” [Hebrews 1:2]
Putting two and two together, if I am a co-heir with Christ and he has been appointed heir of all things, then this means that I’m also an heir of all things! It stands to reason that since I am seated in heavenly places with him, as it were (see Ephesians 2:6), all things are under my feet! Do I really need to worry about that mountain of difficulty when actually it is miniscule from the vantage point of where I’m seated? Switching my viewpoint can change everything.
Recognising that I have been crucified with Christ and that I no longer live, but it’s actually Christ who lives in me (as in Galatians 2:20), is an essential element in all of this. Now that I understand this (and it took me some time to get the revelation), I come from that position where I can indeed live from the place he’s put me.
I’ll never see myself in quite the same way as I take this on board and learn to wear my crown at all times. I’m now happily reigning!
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